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The multifaceted, Montreal-born Canadian soprano Jennifer Maines has sung in world-renowned opera houses and orchestras in Canada, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Austria. From 2003 to 2016 she was a member of the Tyrolean State Theater Innsbruck, where she sang more than 65 roles including Turandot, Salome, Leonore/Fidelio, Manon Lescuat,  Venus (Tannhäuser), Senta (Der Fliegende Holländer), Jenufa, Ellen Orford and many more.

Die facettenreiche, in Montreal geborene kanadische Sopranistin Jennifer Maines hat an weltbekannten Opernhäusern und Orchestern in Kanada, Holland, Belgien, Deutschland, der Schweiz, Spanien, Portugal und Österreich gesungen. Von 2003 bis 2016 war sie Ensemblemitglied am Landestheater Innsbruck, wo sie mehr als 65 Rollen sang, u.a. Turandot, Salome, Leonore/Fidelio, Manon Lescaut, Venus (Tannhäuser), Senta (Der Fliegende Holländer), Jenufa, Ellen Orford..


Frau Luna 
Paul Lincke

Role: Frau Pusebach
June – December 2024

Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck


“With the first trouser-role of her career, the much-loved Jennifer Maines enjoyed an immediate and tremendous success. She gave a convincing portrayal of Adriano… Her third act aria (very Bellini-like!) was very moving.”

– Online Merker, Dietmar Plattner

Magnificent in her differentiated use of vocal colours and complex acting, Jennifer Maines, in the role of the Secretary portrays two souls in one body.”

– Tiroler Tageszeitung, Ursula Strohal

Vocally Maines was impressive. Possessing a strong, well-supported soprano, she essayed the role with a considerable degree of expressivity, bringing depth and nuance to her characterization.”

– Opera WIRE, Alan Neilson


Jennifer very successfully jumped into the role of Adriano in Wagner’s Rienzi at Oper Leipzig, February 19, 2022.

Maines won the 2015 Austrian Music Theatre Prize Best Leading Actress for her portrayal of Kundry in PARSIFAL with Tiroler Landestheater!

Jennifer Maines ist die Gewinnerin des Österreichischen Musiktheater Preises 2015 (Goldenen Schikaneder) in der Kategorie “Beste Weibliche Hauptrolle” für ihre Verkörperung von Kundry in Parsifal am Tiroler Landestheater!