Join us June 8th at 7pm EST for the second of our series ‘Black Opera Live’ for some real talk with host @kennytheeoverton and the multi-talented Soprano, Janinah Burnett @lajaninahburnett World renowned soprano Janinah Burnett is a singing phenomenon and one of the most influential singers of her generation. Sought for her timeless and refined vocal quality as well as her versatility, Janinah is one of the few singers to perform roles on both Broadway and the Metropolitan Opera stage. Raised in jazz music, she is the daughter of jazz drummer Carl Burnett. Janinah was surrounded by such artists as Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris, Shirley Horn, George Cables and many others who inspired her early musical beginnings. These beginnings gave way to a desire to willingly serve her artistic muse and study jazz music at Spelman College. However during her time at Spelman, Janinah chose to take the path toward classical music and continued her studies in vocal performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music where she received a Masters Degree in Music. Directly following graduation from Eastman, Janinah thrilled audiences as “Mimí” in Baz Lurhmann’s La Boheme on Broadway in San Francisco, New York, and Lost Angeles which led to her winning the LA Theater Alliance’s Ovation Award. Janinah made her MET debut as Bianca in La Rondine. In addition to her work at the MET, Janinah has performed extensively in over 25 international and domestic cites.