Lyric mezzo-soprano Holly Janz is a versatile singing actress with a voice that is evenly blended with clarity, richness, and warmth. She has performed with opera companies across the country including Lyric Opera of the North, Winter Opera Saint Louis, Skylark Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, and Union Avenue Opera Theatre.
In addition to her operatic stage credits, Ms. Janz is a compelling concert artist in both oratorio and recital. Orchestral credits include the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra, Greater Grand Forks Symphony, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, as well as Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. Twice a national finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award competition, she is the recipient of the Irma Cooper Award.
The 2019-20 season includes the roles of Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors as well as alto soloist in Saint-Saëns’ Requiem and Mozart’s Coronation Mass. An enthusiastic collaborative artist, Ms. Janz joins forces with guitarist Keith Rodriguez and pianist Julio Alexis Muñoz for recitals in Madrid and will reunite with pianist Michael Keller on Grieg’s Op. 67 Haugtussa for performances in Madison, WI. Additionally, Janz premiered a new arrangement Doug Harbin’s Goethe Lieder with the composer at the piano.
A lifelong learner, Ms. Janz is a graduate of the NATS Intern Program and the Festival of Spanish & Latin American Art Song and Zarzuela. Recognizing the growing need for quality instruction in CCM voice instruction, she recently completed a Contemporary Voice Teachers Training Course with master teacher Emily Castleton Warner.
Ms. Janz, a native of Marshfield, WI, is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (BM). She has also received degrees from the University of Colorado (MM) and the University of Kansas (DMA) and is professor of voice, diction, and pedagogy at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.