Hailed as a “golden soprano” and called “a major force in the New York early music-scene” by the New York Times, Jolle Greenleaf is one of the leading voices in the field. She is a much sought-after soloist in music by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Purcell, Mozart and, most notably, Claudio Monteverdi. Her performances have earned raves from the Oregonian, “[Greenleaf] sang with purity and beguiling naturalness,” and the New York Times, who called her “An exciting soprano soloist… beautifully accurate and stylish…”
Ms. Greenleaf is also the artistic director of the virtuoso one-voice-per-part ensemble TENET, where she creates programs, directs and sings in performances of repertoire spanning the Middle Ages to the present day. TENET’s programming has been lauded by the New York Times as “smart, varied and not entirely early.”
Ms. Greenleaf has balanced a career as a top soloist and innovative impressaria. In January of 2010, she spearheaded a performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, (the first performance of the work to celebrate its 400th anniversary), by creating the Green Mountain Project (a special TENET initiative). For the Green Mountain Project she engaged singers and instrumentalists as well as managed all the logistics of mounting a major musical production. A live CD recording was made of the performance and the program has become an annual event that plays to overflow audiences and earns rave reviews. Greenleaf frequently invites top-notch musicians from the New York-based early music community to guest direct TENET projects and strives to combine forces with other ensembles to share idea.