Janice Felty

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Janice Felty is an American operatic mezzo-soprano. She is known[by whom?] for her interpretations of contemporary composers like John Adams, Philip Glass, John Harbison, and Judith Weir.

In 1987, Felta played the title role in the Handel oratorio Athalia at the Boston Symphony Hall with conductor Christopher Hogwood.[1] In 1991 Felty premiered several roles in John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer [2] and recorded this work for Nonesuch Records.[3]

She appeared in the première of Steven Stucky’s To Whom I Said Farewell with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the composer conducting, Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and most recently Colin Matthews’ Continuum with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Maestro Salonen. Maestro Salonen and she repeated the work with the Chicago Symphony’s Music Now series.[when?]

Upcoming engagements[when?] include a first performance of a Bernard Rands’ chamber piece with Network for New Music in Philadelphia and recording Martin Brody’s Millennium Sightings with Collage New Music in Boston, having premièred the piece in 2000, and repeating her role in Glass’s The Sound of a Voice with the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh.


  1. ^ Gray, Channing (1987-04-10). "Felty's voice will Handel wicked role". Providence Journal. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  2. ^ Edward Rothstein (September 7, 1991). "Review/Opera; Seeking Symmetry Between Palestinians and Jews". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Matthew Daines (Autumn 1998). "Review: The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams". American Music.