“It was a moment of enchantment that one wished didn’t have to end. Particularly notable were De Bique’s ravishing messa di voce and gorgeously floated pianissimo. The performance was jaw-dropping.”

– The Boston Musical Intelligencer


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An artist of “dramatic presence and versatility,” (The Washington Post) soprano Jeanine De Bique is a member of the Staatsoper Wien ensemble throughout the 2011-12 season.   The Arleen Auger Prize winner at the 2010 International Vocal Competition‘s-Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands, Ms. De Bique’s accolades have been rapidly accumulating: as finalist and study grant award recipient of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; winner of the 2009 Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition in New York; and as the 2010 Borse di Studio Prize winner at the Premio Spiros Argiris 11th International Competition for Young Opera Singers in Sarzana, Italy, among others.

Appearances with orchestra this season include Brahms’s Requiem with the Munich Philharmonic under the baton of Lorin Maazel, with whom she made her New York Philharmonic debut singing Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at Avery Fisher Hall; Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony No. 2 with the World Doctor’s Orchestra at Strathmore, as well as appearances with the Edmonton Symphony.  Last season she appeared as soloist with the Louisville and Sarasota orchestras, the New Jersey and Charlotte (NC) symphonies as well as the Orchestra della svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.

Ms. De Bique performs in recital this season at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (MI), the University of Florida Performing Arts, and in Alabama, Connecticut, and the Virgin Islands.  First Prize Winner of the in the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Paul A. Fish First Prize, Ms. De Bique debuted in the YCA Series with recitals at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Other notable recital appearances include the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and the Mondavi (CA) and Washington (WA) Centers for the Performing Arts.

As Artist-in-Residence with the Basel Opera in Switzerland during the 2009-10 season, Ms. De Bique sang “Kate Pinkerton” in Madama Butterfly, “Barberina” in Le nozze di Figaro and “Sophie” in Werther.  Other operatic performances have included the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea and “La Princesse” in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges at the Chautauqua Music Program, “the Woman of the River” in Tarik O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness with American Opera Projects, covering the role “Yum Yum” in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado as a Gerdine Young Artist with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and in the premiere of Paul Brantley’s On the Pulse of Morning with the Manhattan School of Music Philharmonic.  She has toured Eastern Europe and Russia as “Clara” in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at the Milkhailovsky Theater with the Russian Philharmonic, at Teatre Wielki in Poland, and the Badminton Center in Greece.  In the opera studio at the Manhattan School of Music, she performed the title role in Handel’s Semele, “Lauretta” in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, “Sister Constance” in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites, and “Girl” in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti.

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. De Bique earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2006, her Master’s degree in 2008 and her Professional Studies Certificate in 2009 at the Manhattan School of Music.  Ms. De Bique received a Study Grant from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation in 2006, and has participated in master classes with Renee Fleming, Marilyn Horne, Catherine Malfitano, Thomas Hampson, and
Mirella Freni.

BERNSTEIN Trouble in Tahiti, Girl
DONIZETTI L’elisir d’amore, Adina
HANDEL Semele, Title Role
GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess, Clara
LEHAR The Merry Widow, Hanna
MASSENET Thaïs, Title Role
Werther, Sophie
MONTEVERDI L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Title Role
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro, Susanna
OFFENBACH La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein, Iza
TARIK O’REGAN Heart of Darkness, Woman of the River
POULENC Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Soeur Constance
PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi, Lauretta
VERDI Rigoletto, Gilda

BACH St. John Passion
BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915
BERG Lulu Suite
BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem
CANTELOUBE Songs of the Auvergne
GORECKI Symphony No. 3, Op. 36
HANDEL "Let the Bright Seraphim" from Samson
HAYDN The Creation
MAHLER Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 8
Psalm 42, Op. 42
RACHMANINOFF Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14
RAVEL Sheherezade
Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
VILLA LOBOS Bacchianas Brasileiras
Forest of the Amazon

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