Jenna Robertson is a Scottish-Australian soprano based on Yugambeh country in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Robertson’s performed principal opera roles include title roles in La traviata (Opera New England NSW), Massenet’s Manon and Anna Bolena (OperaBox WA), Nedda Pagliacci (NIDA Festival of Emerging Artists, Sydney), Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos, Gilda Rigoletto, Gretel Hänsel & Gretel (OperaBox WA), Laetitia The Old Maid and the Thief (Perth FRINGE WORLD Festival) and Lauretta Gianni Schicchi (Cuskelly College of Music, QLD). Jenna has appeared as soloist for the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Perth Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (WA), South Side Symphony Orchestra, Albany Chamber Orchestra, Perth Pops Orchestra and the Albany Sinfonia.
In 2021, she returns to Violetta in La traviata for Opera Hunter, Newcastle, NSW, and for the Albany Entertainment Centre in Albany, WA. She appears as a soloist in the World Science Festival Brisbane, Brisbane Music Festival and more.
Robertson continues to build a portfolio of work as a contemporary performance maker working at the intersection of contemporary opera, community-engaged practice and interdisciplinary performance.
2021 projects include La traviata: a community-engaged opera project in Western Australia exploring end of life (creative producer and performer), Spirit Orphan: a ground-breaking chamber opera in development exploring identity as a migrant living on colonised land (creator, co-librettist and performer) and Return to Planet Earth: a new work for World Science Festival Brisbane exploring the relationship between our humanity, Earth and the universe (co-creator, writer and narrator). Robertson is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.