Yanni’s Featured Vocalist: Lauren Jelencovich
March 16, 2022 @ 12:30 pm
One event on March 17, 2022 at 12:30 pm
Lauren Jelencovich has garnered great acclaim for her affecting and sparkling portrayals of opera and musical theater roles throughout the United States and abroad. Lauren is currently on a World Tour with Yanni as his featured vocalist, and recently returned from Egypt, India, South America, China, Thailand, Russia and Dubai among other countries. She is featured on his album “Inspirato” alongside artists such as Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Rolando Villazon and more. Additionally, she performed at the famed El Morro in Puerto Rico to sold out audiences with Yanni to film and record the live DVD/ CD and PBS special: “Yanni: Live at El Morro!” Lauren is also on Yanni’s other PBS specials “Yanni: World without Borders” and “The Dream Concert” which filmed and performed in front of the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.
Featured in People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People and Teen Magazine, Ms. Jelencovich was a grand prize winner on Ed McMahon’s Star Search and the recipient of Andrea Bocelli’s National Italian American Foundation World Scholarship. Highlights of past seasons include her debut at Carnegie Hall singing Benjamin Britten’s Te Deum in C with the Oratorio Society of New York, and her debut at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) singing the role of Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music, directed by Isaac Mizrahi. She was also a part OTSL’s Gerdine Young Artist Program and covered the role of Violet Beauregard in the world premiere of the opera The Golden Ticket, based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
A deeply passionate artist, Lauren is equally at home in Broadway, pop and classical music. Enthralled with Lauren’s talent, Grammy award winning producers Joel Diamond and Joel Dorn were working with Lauren on a recording project just prior to Joel Dorn’s untimely passing. Lauren recorded her first album at the age of 16, teaming up with Grammy award-winning writer/producer Dave Merenda. He produced and wrote the songs for her album. Her second CD is self-titled and features an original song called “Wildest Dreams.”