Tragic death of gifted US soprano, aged 30

Tragic death of gifted US soprano, aged 30


norman lebrecht

January 27, 2015

The death has been reported of Jennifer Holbrook, an outstanding Peabody graduate whose professional roles included Violetta, Adalgisa, Manon (Massenet) and Leila (Pearl Fishers).

Jennifer died in Philadelphia a week ago. No cause of death has been disclosed.

She leaves a partner, William Davenport, who is also an opera singer; and their two year-old daughter, Eleanor.

Words fail.

jennifer holbrook

Fb picture posted Christmas Eve, 2014


  • Dr Peter Lim says:

    Sad, very sad ….she had some much more to give the world

  • Alana J says:

    Unfortunately, her death does seem newsworthy. The death of a beautiful young artist with (apparently) everything going for her is rare and tragic enough to merit a post. Condolences to her family. Let’s hope it never happens again.