She began her career at Opera de Nice in 1986 with Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito and went on to sing at virtually every major opera house in the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Paris Opera, Berlin Deutsche Oper, Teatro Colon, and London Covent Garden.
A natural vocal evolution has lead her to more dramatic roles recently with “Lady Macbeth” in Verdi’s Macbeth, “Kostelnicka” in Janacek’s Jenufa, “Gertrude” in Thomas’ Hamlet and “Countess Geshwitz” in Berg’s Lulu. Symphonic repertoire plays a large role in this mezzo’s career with the works of Mahler, Schoenberg, Mozart, de Falla, Debussy, Berlioz and Barber featuring prominently.
Her vast discography of over 100 CDs has garnered seven Grammy nominations and two wins. Jennifer has a number of DVD’s including L’italiana in Algeri, Barber of Seville, Jennifer Larmore in Performance and most recently Lulu. Miss Larmore, in collaboration with the double bass player Davide Vittone has created an ensemble called Jennifer Larmore and OpusFive. The three programs they offer are entertaining and varied with Songs and Arias, Cabaret/Operetta and Movies and Broadway which feature string quintet and voice.
They have given concerts in Seville, Pamploma, Valencia, Las Palmas, Venice, Dublin, Amiens, Paris and Aix en Provence. Recitals and Master classes are a particular strength of Miss Larmore and with her accompanist, Antoine Palloc, they have toured the world. In addition to her many activities, travels, performances and causes, author Jennifer Larmore is working on books that will bring a wider public to the love of opera!