Guest Artist: Janani Sridhar, soprano and Alex Woods, piano | WisCommunity

Janani Sridhar made headlines as the first Singaporean to win the top prize at the Llangollen International Musical Eistedfodd ( The competition, commonly billed as "The Musical Olympics" is held in Wales and had her competing against over 6,000 other global competitors. At home in opera, Janani has performed various operatic roles with renowned companies including Singapore Lyric Opera (, Salt Marsh Opera (, Opera NEO (, Toledo Opera (, Des Moines Metro Opera (, LOLA (, and Fort Worth Opera ( Some of her operatic roles include: Ortlinde (Die Walküre), Micaëla (Carmen), Alice (Falstaff), Rusalka (Rusalka), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), Musetta (La Boheme), Adina (L'Elisir d'Amore), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Violetta (La Traviata), La Bergère and La Chatte (L'Enfant et les Sortilèges), Mrs. Sem (Noye's Fludde), Clorinda (Cendrillon), and Antonia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann). Well versed in concert repertoire, Janani has performed in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Schubert's Mass No.2, Mahler's Symphony No.8, Bach's Cantata No. 140, and Rutter's Gloria. Additionally, she has also collaborated with several orchestras internationally, including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (, Singapore Chinese Orchestra (, Orchestra of the Music Makers (, Toledo Symphony Orchestra (, Stony Brook Baroque Players, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Salt Marsh Opera Orchestra, Des Moines Metro Opera Festival Orchestra (, and Shreveport Symphony Orchestra ( Janani holds a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music (, a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music (, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University ( Her 2021 season performances include: "Laudate Dominum" from Vesperae solennes de confessore, K.339, a performance of Micaëla's aria from Carmen as part the Metropolitan Opera Guild ('s Masterly Singing Series (, Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (, a concert of operatic and musical theatre repertoire with Salt Marsh Opera, the lead soprano in the workshop of the contemporary opera Good Country, with LOLA ( in Austin, TX, and recital tours focusing on repertoire by contemporary American composers, female composers, and composers of colour.   This event is free and open to the public. Update: Effective March 12 - Masks are encouraged inside all UW-Eau Claire buildings.


Apr 30 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center

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