Jeannie Im

Equally at home in Mozart, German cabaret, Viennese operetta, contemporary American opera
and early music, Jeannie Im has been lauded by Opera News for her “gorgeous line and touching
intensity” and by the Süddeutsche Zeitung for her “warm, powerful soprano.”
Ms. Im’s concert work includes appearances as soloist at Carnegie Hall In Poulenc’s Gloria and
John Rutter’s Requiem and Magnificat, soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the
Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn, and the Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with
the Yale Symphony Orchestra. She has made a specialty of championing music by composers
who either died or were exiled from Germany and Austria during World War II, recently
performing Five Songs for Soprano and String Quartet by Karl Weigl at the Caroga Lake Music
Festival, in addition to numerous concerts of exiled composers under the auspices of Elysium-
Between Two Continents in New York and throughout Europe.
Operatic highlights include Gloria in the Italian premiere of Krenek’s What Price confidence at
the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Beatrice/Antiope in the world premiere of Lustgarten’s Dante im
Exil at the Elysium Bernried Festival, Fiordiligi with Underworld Productions at Symphony
Space NY, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at the Altenburger Musikfestival, and Cleopatra in
Giulio Cesare with Brooklyn Opera.
In addition to performing, Jeannie has worked as a director in theatre and opera: recently, she
conceived and directed several programs for the Elysium-Between Two Continents International
Summer Academy in Bernried, and for the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City.