Two of a Kind—Jill and Jake Gardner
The opera powerhouse couple, Jill and Jake Gardner, who live in Kernersville, have performed the opera together all over the country. They will reprise their starring roles in an upcoming performance of TOSCA with Winston-Salem’s Piedmont Opera.
“…Jill and Jake Gardner have graced the stages of opera houses throughout the world, including previous performances of “Tosca.” In a fortunate twist of fate, the husband and wife reside in Kernersville, just a stone’s throw from where they will reprise their roles as Tosca and Scarpia.
“The Piedmont Opera is my home,” says Jill, adding that the first opera she ever saw was “Carmen” at Reynolds Auditorium. “Working here is the greatest delight, because we love singing for our people.”
…Jake has performed with major opera companies and orchestras from North America to Asia and just about everywhere in between. Armed with an imposing bass-baritone voice, he’s worked in the industry for over 40 years.”