Jenna Robertson is an internationally award-winning creative and performer with over twenty years’ experience in opera, music and film.
Robertson’s vocal practice is grounded in the classical genre with an extension to folk and pop. An experienced lyric coloratura soprano in opera, she has performed in Australia across WA, NSW and QLD and in the UK. Her repertoire includes the title roles in Massenet’s Manon, Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and most recently, Verdi’s La Traviata and she has been engaged in a multitude of soloist engagements in recital and with orchestras and Festivals.
Beyond her vocal performance, Robertson has emerged as a creator, writer, director and producer of new voice-centred works. Leveraging her diverse knowledge and vulnerability, she creates spaces for exploring complex global issues, sparking inspiration and personal sense-making.
In October 2023 her multi-genre debut album Unravelling the Voice with Alex Raineri will be released. Additionally, her autobiographical work Spirit Orphan’s‘Mountain Fire’ scene had its world premiere in the 2021 Brisbane Music Festival and World Science Festival and was nominated for an APRA AMCOS Performance of the Year award. Her multi award-winningshort film about the creative process of Spirit Orphan (directed by Salvador Cantellano) was awarded and/or screened in three continents in 2021-2 and the overall project is evolving into a music feature documentary.
Formerly a Chemical Engineer, Robertson blends her capacity as a creative and performer with science communication to create thought-provoking new works. Her debut planetarium creation, Return to Planet Earth, sold out ten shows at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium for World Science Festival 2021 and her most recent full dome film for adults, Endless Universe premiered during 2022 World Space Week in Brisbane. For National Science Week 2023, Endless Universe returned to Brisbane Planetarium and debuted at the Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks. Robertson knows the power of creativity to transform and is a Certified Coach, Facilitator and Consultant supporting creatives and leaders around the world in their own creative expansion. Robertson graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering in 2006, the NIDA Open Directors Studio (Stage & Film) in Sydney in 2017, the Beautiful You Coaching Academy in 2022 and commenced a Doctor of Musical Arts at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2021.