Camille Jasensky is quickly making a name for herself in both the opera and musical theatre worlds, and is praised for her “clear soprano voice and vivacious stage personality” (Greg Carpenter, General Director of Opera Colorado). Only months after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance, Camille made her debut performing with Opera Colorado as Papagena in The Magic Flute and was described as “pure joy” and “delightful” (Daily Camera). Camille portrayed the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd with Townsend Opera and Fresno Grand Opera in their 2015-2016 season. Additionally, she performed a four week run of the role Rapunzel in Into the Woods and was the soprano soloist for the Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in Denver, Colorado.
A native of Tucson, AZ, she won First Place in the Southwest Regional Classical Singer Competition. The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and The Wieck's Handel Competition as well as performing the role of Esther in Handel's Esther with the Wieck Foundation. Ms. Jasensky attended the Lamont School of Music at The University of Denver where she performed the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Laurie in Oklahoma!, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro and the soprano solo in Faure's Requiem. Throughout her time at the Lamont School of Music, Ms. Jasensky took advantage of performing lesser known works. She was the soprano soloist for a premier concert and recording for several pieces composed by award-winning composer Ken Lampl at The Lamont School of Music. She also participated in the New Music ensemble, performing Deux Poeme de Ryokan by Masakazu Natsuda for saxophone and percussion, as well as student compositions.
While attending the Lamont School of Music, Ms. Jasensky had two opportunities to study abroad in Austria. Through the International Education of Students (IES), Camille was able to study with Soprano Elizabeth Bice and perform in the IES Music Workshop. The Tyrolean Opera Program (TOP Opera), under the direction of Elizabeth Bachmann, gave Camille the opportunity go back to Austria and hone her German skills and perform in various venues across the country. Camille attended the International Vocal Arts Institute IVAI in New York City, under the direction of Joan Dornemann and Paul Nadler. There, she trained with world renowned teachers and coaches and performed in several scenes concerts and masterclasses.
Another aspect of Camille's training is studying German. She studied German at the Deutsches Haus at New York University, tutored privately, and attended a German intensive language program in Leipzig Germany in the Fall of 2016 at Leipzig University. She passed the B1 CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level, and hopes to pursue German further. Camille has immersed herself in German language and culture, continuing to study voice and paving the road for future endeavors abroad.
Camille is attending the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, TX next fall. She will be earning a Master's in Music in the studio of Barbara Clark.