Jamie Chamberlin Granner – Soprano
Jamie Chamberlin Granner – Soprano

Praised by Opera News for her “shimmering tones”, Jamie Chamberlin Granner enjoys a diverse career as a soprano, master teacher, and sought-after interpreter of new works; memorably, as Marilyn Monroe in the US Premiere of Gavin Bryars’ jazz-noir opera, Marilyn Forever at Long Beach Opera. Career highlights include the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, Cunegonde in Candide, Lucy in The Telephone, and Hazel George in the US Premiere of The Perfect American by Philip Glass. In 2024, Jamie debuts at Opera Parallele in the exciting double bill Birds and Balls featuring David T. Little’s comic opera Vinkensport and the anticipated world premiere of Laura Karpman’s BALLS, an operatic reimagining of the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. 


A force in Southern California’s new music scene from the very start, Ms. Chamberlin made her professional debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, singing the soprano solo in the World Premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonenʼs Wing on Wing during the inaugural season of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Chamberlin’s varied career includes her solo debut with LA Opera as the Cretan Woman in Idomeneo alongside opera legend Placido Domingo, and appearances with Chicago Opera Theatre, SF Opera, and The Pasadena Symphony and Pops under the baton of Michael Feinstein. Jamie is a Delos Recording Artist (Terrain of the Heart and Home is a Harbor), and her recognizable voice can be heard during the epic water ballet scene in the 2016 Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar! 


In collaborations with composer and rock legend Stewart Copeland (The Police), Jamie is celebrated for her “superhuman soprano”(Schmopera) in The Invention of Morel (Faustine), and Satan’s Fall (Raphaella); both premiered alongside husband, tenor Nathan Granner. The couple are co-creators and stars of Sing Out Loud! for LA Opera Connects, a vibrant educational web-series produced entirely from their home during the Global Pandemic. Jamie has also developed, performed and taught educational arts programs in venues throughout California, including as a Teaching Artist for LA Opera, LA Phil, Orange County Opera and the Steinway Society.


A respected and emerging voice teacher and mentor, Jamie currently serves as Artistic Advisor to the prestigious Pasadena Vocal Competition, which provides opportunities for young opera singers to compete for cash prizes. Jamie recently completed an Artist in Residency at Manchester University where she taught and sang the soprano solo in the world premiere of Dominique Le Gendre’s orchestrated song cycle, Songs of the Islands. Chamberlin earned her BA and MM from UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, where she has served as Lecturer in Vocal Technique. 

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