Soprano Kimberly Eileen Jones is an alumna of the Ryan Opera Center with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. With COT, she performed the role of Titania in The Fairy Queen and Dora in The Invention of Morel. Her performances there include the slave girl, Margru, in the world premiere of Anthony Davis’ Amistad, which was released nationally on the New World recording label. Kimberly performed the title role in this season’s The Fairy Queen. She also portrayed the feisty Olga in Fedora, Princess Xenia in Boris Godunov, and the spitfire Despina in Cosí fan tuttestudent matinee performances. With the Ryan Opera Center, she portrayed Laetitia in Menotti’s Old Maid and The Thief. Kimberly performed in Houston Grand Opera’s colorful production of the Magic Flute (Papagena), and reprised her role of Xenia in Boris Godunov. Also with Houston, she participated in their production of Porgy and Bess, as Clara. This tour graced the international stages of La Scala in Milan, the Bastille in Paris, and the Bunkamura in Tokyo, Japan. For her portrayal of Clara, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the NAACP Awards.