Hailed by The London Financial Times for her "eloquent dignity and vibrant tone" and by The Boston Globe for her "sumptuous tone and vivid theatrical presence," soprano Janna Baty enjoys an exceptionally versatile career. Recent engagements include appearances with the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Yale Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogatá (Columbia), Eugene Opera, Opera North, and Boston Lyric Opera. She has sung under Seiji Ozawa, Michel Plasson, Carl Davis, Robert Spano, Steuart Bedfored, Shinik Hahm, and Paul Moravec, among others. She has appeared at the Aldeburgh and Britten Festivals in England, the Semanas Musicales de Frutillar Festival in Chile, and the Tanglewood and Norfolk Festivals in the US. Her most notable opera roles include the Duchess (Powder Her Face), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Donna Anna and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Vittelia (La Clemenza di Tito), Madame Lidoine (Dialogues of the Carmélites), Lady Billows (Albert Herring), Musetta (La Bohème), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), the Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), the Contessa di Folleville (Il viaggio a Rheims), and Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw).
Equally at home in both standard and contemporary repertoire, she appears regularly with such noted contemporary ensembles as Collage New Music, Auros Group for New Music, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and has worked alongside many composers including Bernard Rands, Sydney Hodkinson, Peter Child, Christopher Lyndon Gee, Fred Lerdahl, Yehudi Wyner, and John Harbison, on performances of their music. Winner of several international competitions, most notably the XXI Concurso Internacional de Ejecución Musical "Dr. Luis Sigall" (Chile), she has given concerts across Europe, the US, and South America, in the company of such distinguished musicians as violist Nobuko Imai, pianists Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, and Christopher Lyndon Gee, and guitarist Stephen Marchionda. She can be heard on the critically-acclaimed recording of Lukas Foss's opera Griffelkin (Chandos, 2003); and on Vali: Flute Concerto/Deylaman/Folk Songs No. 10 (Naxos, 2004), on which she sings orchestral songs in Persian by Iranian composer, Reza Vali. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and Yale School of Music, she is married to acclaimed jazz guitarist and singer Doug Wimble.