Lauren Jelencovich - Opera Singer | New York City, New York
Based In: New York City, New York
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Having toured the world with Yanni, Lauren Jelencovich and her sparkling soprano voice impart her love and passion for all genres of music to thrill audiences young and old. This classical crossover artist offers multiple programs from classical, broadway and golden age to pop/ rock crossover music. Whether it is a symphony concert or intimate theatre/ private event- one thing always rings true - the audiences are continually coming back for more.
Lauren Jelencovich has garnered great acclaim for her affecting and sparkling portrayals of opera and musical theater roles throughout the United States and abroad. Lauren is currently on a World Tour with Yanni as his featured vocalist, and recently returned from Egypt, India, South America, China, Thailand, Russia and Dubai among other countries. She is featured on his album "Inspirato" alongside artists such as Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Rolando Villazon and more. Additionally, she performed at the famed El Morro in Puerto Rico to sold out audiences with Yanni to film and record the li
... ve DVD/ CD and PBS special: “Yanni: Live at El Morro!” Lauren is also on Yanni’s other PBS specials "Yanni: World without Borders” and “The Dream Concert” which filmed and performed in front of the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. The Yanni tour was brought to Saudi Arabia, where Lauren was the first woman in recent history to sing on stage for a mixed audience. It was the first time that families could come together to see a concert. She says it was one of the most moving moments she has ever experienced on stage.
Featured in People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People and Teen Magazine, Ms. Jelencovich was a grand prize winner on Ed McMahon’s Star Search and the recipient of Andrea Bocelli’s National Italian American Foundation World Scholarship. Highlights of past seasons include her debut at Carnegie Hall singing Benjamin Britten's Te Deum in C with the Oratorio Society of New York, and her debut at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) singing the role of Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music, directed by Isaac Mizrahi. She was also a part OTSL’s Gerdine Young Artist Program and covered the role of Violet Beauregard in the world premiere of the opera The Golden Ticket, based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
She earned critical accolades for her portrayal of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica at Opera Tampa, under the baton of Anton Coppola. Other opera credits include the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberfloete at the Intermezzo Festival in Belgium, Sophie in Werther and Papagena in Die Zauberfloete with the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel.
A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (MSM), Ms. Jelencovich made her debut Off-Broadway in the world premiere of The Music Teacher by Wallace & Allen Shawn, and made her debut at Forestburgh Playhouse, playing the lead role of Teddy Stern in the 1950′s hit musical Wish You Were Here. Lauren won 2nd Prize at the Gerda Lissner Competition, performing at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Auditorium, and won the Lys Symonette Award in the Kurt Weill Foundation’s Lotte Lenya Competition.
Lauren pursued further studies with William Esper at the William Esper Acting Studio and is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and the American Guild of Musical Artists and SAG-AFTRA. She has performed at venues such as Radio City Music Hall, the Burj Khalifa, the Kremlin, Carnegie Hall, The Microsoft Theatre and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Walt Disney World, MGM Grand and Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas.
A deeply passionate artist, Lauren is equally at home in Broadway, pop and classical music. Enthralled with Lauren’s talent, Grammy award winning producers Joel Diamond and Joel Dorn were working with Lauren on a recording project just prior to Joel Dorn’s untimely passing. Lauren recorded her first album at the age of 16, teaming up with Grammy award-winning writer/producer Dave Merenda. He produced and wrote the songs for her album. Her second CD is self-titled and features an original song called “Wildest Dreams.”
Lauren has been involved with programs such as Sherrill Milnes’ and Disney’s “VOICExperience” and Joan Dornemann’s International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI), performing in Puerto Rico, Virginia, Montreal, and Tel Aviv. She has also been involved with IVAI’s and MSM’s outreach programs. She performed in the school’s American Music Theatre Ensemble, under Carolyn Marlow and continues to study with the acclaimed vocal teacher, Patricia McCaffrey. Lauren is currently writing and working on a new album.
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Are you hosting a virtual party and need some entertainment!? Do you have a special event or want to schedule a concert for your employees, friends, loved ones? I’ve done private events all over the world and most recently some socially distanced shows and virtual concerts! Concerts can include covers and originals. Need it to be a surprise? Let me pop in your Zoom call and surprise everyone! We can discuss your customized shows before hand. All concerts should be scheduled 2 weeks in advance. I want to perform for YOU!
LAUREN JELENCOVICH is currently on tour with Yanni as his featured vocalist, performing to sold out venues all over the world such as Radio City Music Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheater and Royal Albert Hall. She can be seen on his PBS Specials/DVDs and heard on his CDs. Lauren is on his album, Inspirato, singing the song Usignolo (Nightingale) alongside artists Plácido Domingo and Renèe Fleming. Lauren was a Grand Prize winner of Ed McMahon’s Star Search and Andrea Bocelli’s World Scholarship. She was featured in People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People and Teen Magazine. She has a combined social following of 80k. Lauren has garnered great acclaim for her affecting and sparkling portrayals of opera and musical theater roles throughout the United States and abroad. This past fall, in Monterrey, Mexico, Lauren was seen alongside Mauricio Martinez for Broadway Sinfonico conducted by Felipe Tristan. Their concert had record breaking attendance, with over 20 thousand people at the famed Festival Santa Lucia Festival. The Yanni tour just concluded its third visit through Saudi Arabia, where Lauren was the first woman in recent history to sing on stage for a mixed audience of men and women, a moment she and Yanni both recall as one of the most moving experiences on stage.
Between tours and solo performances, Lauren has been writing and working on a new album. The album will feature a song she has written with Marcus Hummon, two songs produced by Leo- Z, and select songs she has worked on with Julian Raymond. Lauren is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and is known for her effortless high notes. She excels in the classical crossover world and she loves combining a bit of the old with the new. Audiences are captivated not only by her voice, but also her authenticity and hilarious stories of her travels and life. In addition to singing, she is an actor and voice over artist. She studied with the late William Esper at The William Esper Studio. Most recently she can be heard in the first season of Ramy on Hulu. She has a solid fan base of over 70k throughout her social media platforms. Her solo album, Wildest Dreams, along with other singles can be bought or streamed wherever you get your music!
Lauren has been performing all over the world with Yanni and loves sharing her love of music with others. Whether lessons be technique based or performance based, Lauren will cater to what the student needs and wants to work on. Lessons will start with warm ups focusing on placement and alignment. Students will need to prepare a song of their choosing.
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