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Bethany Jelinek, soprano, is a versatile young artist based in Dallas, TX. Praised for her “flawless vocal technique” (Onstage NTX), she is an avid participant in the city’s bustling arts sphere, performing and teaching throughout the DFW Metroplex. Most recently, she made her role and house debut singing Micaëla in Carmen with Western Plains Opera. 

 

Ms. Jelinek is a 2024 Semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. She was the recipient of the 2023 Jonathan Pell People’s Choice Award from the Dallas Opera Guild Biennial Lone Star Vocal Competition, the 2022 Roy and Sue Johnson Opera Theatre Award, and the 2021 Thomas Hayward Memorial Award for outstanding undergraduate singer at SMU.

 

She received her BM and MM  in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University, where she has been featured in the leading roles of the Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Abigail Williams in Ward’s The Crucible, and Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte.

She has performed Samuel Barber’s "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" and the world premieres of budding composer Ethan Gurwitz’s "Tales of the Cottingley Fairies" and "Echo’s Last Words" with the Meadows Wind Ensemble. Additionally, she sings with Orpheus Chamber Singers, the premier professional choir in North Texas.

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