Biography

Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, soprano Jeanine De Bique holds a Master
degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Awards include the Arleen Auger
Prize at the Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition, Third Prize in the
Viotti International Music Competition and the Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition
(New York). She was a finalist and a study grant award recipient of the 2011
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and received a study grant from
the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation.
This summer, Jeanine gives debuts at the Salzburg Festival as Annio in a new
Peter Sellars production of La Clemenza di Tito and at the BBC PROMS with the
Chineke!Orchestra in works by Handel, followed by concerts of La Clemenza di
Tito throughout Europe with Musica Aeterna, conducted by Teodor Currentzis.
Other highlights in 2017/18 include Musetta in La Boheme at Theater St. Gallen
and her debut at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam as Annio in Peter Sellars’
Salzburg production.
Recent engagements include her debut at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma as
Consuelo in John Adams’ I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky,
Sophie in Werther at Theater Basel, Messiah at Boston Baroque, the role of Pearl
in Morning Star at the Cincinnati Opera, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro for Opéra
national de Montpellier, Climene in Fetonte by Jommelli at the Schwetzinger
Festspiele, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with the St. Petersburg Opera Florida,
Clara in Porgy and Bess with the Royal Danish Opera as well as the Russian
Philharmonic on European tour and Sister Rose in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man
Walking with Central City Opera, and, most recently, Musetta in La Boheme at
Scottish Opera.
Jeanine is a former member of the Wiener Staatsoper, where she appeared as
Gianetta in L’elisir d’amore, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Kate Pinkerton in
Madama Butterfly, Eine Modistin in Der Rosenkavalier and Ada in Wagner’s Die Feen.
Whilst in the opera studio at the Manhattan School of Music, she performed the
title role in Handel’s Semele, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Constance in Les
Dialogues des Carmélites and Girl in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti.
Concert appearances include Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate with Sinfonia Rotterdam
at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Rachel in Kurt Weill's Die Verheissung with
the MDR Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Jaervi, Brahms’s Ein deutsches
Requiem with the Munich Philharmonic under the baton of Lorin Maazel, with
whom she also made her New York Philharmonic debut in Mahler’s Symphony
No. 8 at Avery Fisher Hall.

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