Soprano Jennifer Cyr received a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Trinity Western University (2008) and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario (2010). She also has an Artist’s Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music.
Jennifer performed the role of Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffman by Offenbach at the Vancouver Academy of Music, and understudied the role of Micaela for the Vancouver Opera Concert co–operative production of Carmen in 2011. Also with the Vancouver Academy of Music, Jennifer has performed scenes from roles such as Arabella from Arabella and Marschallin from Der Rosenkavalier, both by Strauss. Jennifer also played Pamina in scenes from Die Zauberflote by Mozart, Contessa Almaviva in scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, as well as Konstanze in scenes from Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
In summer 2010, Jennifer attended Opera Nuova as well as Opera on the Avalon. While attending Opera Nuova, Jennifer performed in the operas Falstaff by Verdi, Roméo et Juliette by Gounod, and Béatrice et Bénédict by Berlioz. She also performed in a French Song Soirée singing selections from Chants d’Auvergne by Canteloube as well as performing Laurie in scenes from Oklahoma. At Opera on the Avalon, Jennifer performed in numerous recitals including the Italian Arias Recital, Lyric German Lied Recital, and La Mélodie Française Recital. In the summer of 2011, Jennifer attended the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, where she had the opportunity to attend a series of master classes, as well as perform as Fiordiligi in scenes from Cosi fan Tutte by Mozart.