Praised for her “gleaming high notes” and “pearly coloratura,” Anneliese Klenetsky is quickly making a name for herself in the music world. Her versatile soprano voice and musical intelligence has allowed her to explore and perform a wide range of repertoire, ranging from Baroque through New Music.
This past season, Ms. Klenetsky made her debut collaboration with renowned Belgian early music ensemble Vox Luminis, singing Handel’s soprano cantata Laudate Pueri Dominum, HWV 237, at Alice Tully Hall. She also collaborated with Juilliard415 in a performance of Handel’s Tra le Fiamme HWV 170, and performed Bach’s Mein Herze Schwimmt Im Blut, BWV 199.
Reflecting her commitment to expanding musical frontiers, Ms. Klenetsky has recently debuted a number of contemporary compositions, including the world premiere of Jonathan Dawe’s Oroborium at Alice Tully Hall with The New Juilliard Ensemble under Joel Sachs. In 2018, she performed the New York premiere of James Primosch’s A Sibyl at the Museum of Modern Art, also under Joel Sachs, and Let Them Eat Cake by Trey Makler at National Sawdust. In 2017, Ms. Klenetsky performed the world premiere of Theo Chandler's Songs for Brooches at Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Jeffrey Milarsky.
Her most recent opera roles include La Bergère in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges under conductor Emmanuel Villaume, Governess in Britten’s Turn of the Screw at the Chautauqua Music Festival under Miloš Repicky, and Amaranta in Haydn’s La Fedeltà Premiata under Teddy Poll. In November 2018, she will reprise the role of Governess at Juilliard under Steven Osgood and in December, she will sing the role of Clori in Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96, under Paul Agnew. In January 2019, Ms. Klenetsky will be featured in the New York Festival of Song’s Kurt Weill’s Berlin.
Ms. Klenetsky has enjoyed a long-standing collaborative relationship with composer Jake Landau, and has been honored to premiere his compositions Streetlight, a song cycle about a reverse-love story set to lyrics by singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell; You always take vacations, a song cycle for voice and vocoder; and Les danseuses de Pigalle, a ballet inside a crime scene featuring a musical blend of smoky cabaret and live-processed electronics at New York Live Arts.
Ms. Klenetsky has been featured in numerous masterclasses, most recently in the live-streamed masterclass with Emmanuel Villaume at The Juilliard School. Other masterclasses include Patricia Racette, John Fischer, Dalton Baldwin, Joan Dornemann, Sherrill Milnes, and Plácido Domingo.
This year, she was selected to participate in two special residency programs at Juilliard, one with Patricia Racette and the other with Renata Scotto.
Ms. Klenetsky began her artistic and musical journey in her hometown of Edison, New Jersey, with teacher Li-Chan Maxham. In 2012, she was accepted into the prestigious Juilliard Pre-College Division, where she studied with Lorraine Nubar. During her two years with the program, she made her Alice Tully Hall debut with the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony and was a finalist in The National YoungArts Foundation, where she performed at the New World Center in Miami. There she was nominated as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts. She believes that artists are given a gift that demands to be shared as widely as possible. To that end, she has been a Gluck Fellow at Juilliard for four years, which has enabled her to bring music to audiences in hospitals, nursing homes, and other underserved communities.
Ms. Klenetsky holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in the studio of Sanford Sylvan. She is a proud recipient of the Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman scholarship and the Rise Stevens Scholarship.