Alto Jeanne Roth was born and grew up in Bern. She studied music at the conservatory in Wiesbaden and, subsequently, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. There she became a member of the ‘Hofheimer Ensemble’ and the ‘Salzburger Kammeroper’, and developed her style of interpretation in various master classes. In the music contest ‘Jeunesses Musicales de Suisse’ she was awarded the first prize.
An early highlight in her career as a concert and opera singer was her interpretation of Cherubino in Mozart's opera ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’. With her nuanced interpretation, Jeanne Roth was acclaimed as the ideal cast for this role.
In addition to successful performances in various classical operas like Carmen, she regularly appears in contemporary oeuvres. In Heinrich Sutermeister's ‘Schwarze Spinne’ she showcased her extraordinary dramatic proficiency in the role of Christine. Her impressive performance in the presence of the composer earned her numerous subsequent engagements for this role at various theaters. She also played a part in the first performances of Andreas Pflüger's operas ‘Der schwarze Mozart’ and ‘Mord in Sankt Johann’ and the chamber opera ‘Die hellen Nächte’ by Daniel Glaus. Further engagements include oeuvres by Aribert Reimann and the solo part in the first performance of Johannes Kalitzke's ‘Türme des Vergessens’ at the ‘Festival für neue Musik’ in Essen in 2018.
Jeanne Roth regularly performs in lied recitals and oratoria. She is also a member of several chamber music ensembles (Trio Cantoclarino, Duo Fantasia, les Brises d'Orient). She participated as a soloist in many festivals such as the ‘Yehudi Menuhin Festival’ in Gstaad, the ‘Richard Strauss-Tage’ in Garmisch Partenkirchen, and the ‘Hermann Prey Festival’ in Bad Urach. Her performances are documented in numerous radio and TV recordings in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Austria as well as CD productions.
In addition to her diverse activities as a performing artist Jeanne Roth also serves a professor at the Geneva Academy of Music since 2008 and regularly conducts master classes.