Jeanine De Bique

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Sunday, February 27th 2022
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sopranoJeanine De Bique
pianoAaron Wajnberg

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Ms De Bique holds a Master degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her awards include First prize at the Young Concert Artists, Inc Music Competition, the Arleen Auger Prize at the Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition, Third Prize in the Viotti International Music Competition. She was a prize winner at the Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition (New York), a finalist and study grant award recipient of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and received a study grant from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation. She is a recipient of the Youth Ambassador for Peace, awarded by the National Commission of UNESCO, Trinidad and Tobago.
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‘A breath-taking revelation from start to finish.’

In 2017, Ms De Bique gave breakthrough performances in highly acclaimed debuts at the Salzburg Festival as Annio in a new production of La Clemenza di Tito by Peter Sellars, conducted by Teodor Currentzis, subsequently shown at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, and at the BBC Proms with the Chineke! Orchestra in works by Handel.

Since then she has continued to enjoy international success in house debuts as Susanna/Le Nozze di Figaro for San Francisco Opera, as Helena in Ted Huffman’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Deutsche Oper Berlin, conducted by Donald Runnicles, in the title role of Handel’s Rodelinda at Opéra de Lille, conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm and released on DVD by Erato (winner of the Opus Klassik Award 2020), as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni for Opéra National du Rhin and as Aida in the world premiere of Caruso a Cuba by Micha Hamel in a return to De Nationale Opera Amsterdam.

Also sought-after in concert repertoire, Ms De Bique’s most recent appearances include Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with Raphaël Pichon at La Seine Musicale in Paris, Mahler’s Symphony no 2 with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under Tugan Sokhiev in Toulouse and at the Philharmonie de Paris, Handel arias and Mozart’s Requiem with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer at the Hollywood Bowl and New York’s Lincoln Center, Mahler’s Symphony no 4, conducted by Teodor Currentzis, in Milan, St Petersburg, Munich and Budapest, Iphis in Handel’s Jephtha with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Richard Egarr at the BBC Proms, the Messiah with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Melbourne Symphony, New Year’s concerts with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Mahler’s Symphony no 8 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, at the Ravinia Festival.

In the season 2020/21, she will return to Theater St Gallen as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare and will give house and role debuts as Bess/Porgy and Bess and as La Folie in Robert Carsen’s celebrated production of Rameau’s Platée at Theater an der Wien, conducted by William Christie, as Maria Reiner in The Sound of Music at Houston Grand Opera, and as Agathe in Weber’s Der Freischütz with Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Christoph Eschenbach. With Les Arts Florissants she will perform Platée in concert at the Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

Ms De Bique has also appeared with conductors and orchestras such as the late Lorin Maazel, Marco Armiliato, Adam Fischer, Kristjan Jaervi, Peter Schneider, Kevin John Edusei, Michael Boder, the Munich Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the MDR Symphony Orchestra, at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Theater St Gallen, the Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, Theater Basel, Cincinnati Opera, and has given recitals at the Ruovesi and Ravinia Festivals. She is a former member of Vienna State Opera.

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"a revelation…” and “breath-taking from start to finish.” NRC, Netherlands
“…an artist of dramatic presence and versatility.” Washington Post, USA