AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Jeanine De Bique
Recognized as an artist of "dramatic presence and versatility" (Washington Post), Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique has been described as possessing "genuine star quality [and] a voice of exceptional beauty" (New York Amsterdam News). Ms. De Bique's 2017-2018 season includes debuts at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam as Annio in Peter Sellars’ Salzburg production of La Clemenza di Tito; Musetta in La Boheme at Konzert und Theater St. Gallen Switzerland; works by Handel at the BBC PROMS and the Aldeburgh Festival with the Chineke! Orchestra and Annio in La Clemenza di Tito conducted by Teodor Currentzis in a European concert tour at Musikfest Bremen, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Wroclaw Cantans Festival. Ms. De Bique will also make her debut performing with the Los Angeles Chorale at Walt Disney Hall in Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Handel's Messiah, a solo recital at Ravinia Festival and she returns to Atlanta Symphony to perform Mozart'sExultate Jubilate and Handel's Messiah.
Ms. De Bique enjoyed an exciting season last year with debuts at the Salzburg Festival as Annio in a new Peter Sellars production of La Clemenza di Tito; Musetta in a new Barbe & Doucet production of Puccini's La Boheme with Scottish Opera and Micäela in Bizet's Carmen with Opera Santa Barbara. She also made her debut with the MDR Leipzig Radio Orchestra for the Kurt Weil Festival in Dessau, Germany in Die Verheissung; the Santa Barbara Symphony in Beethoven's 9th symphony; the Charlotte Symphony and the US Naval Academy in Handel's Messiah.
De Bique's opera highlights include Climene in Fetonte by Jommelli at the Schwetzingen Winter Festival in Germany; Sophie, in Werther at Theater Basel, Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea and La Princesse in L’enfant et les sortilèges at the Chautauqua Institution; Micäela in Carmen at the Colorado Music Festival; Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking at Central City Opera; Consuelo in John Adams' I looked up at the ceiling and then I saw the sky at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Pearl in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's Morning Star at Cincinnati Opera; Clara in Porgy and Bess at Royal Danish Opera, and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette at the St. Petersburg Opera Florida. Ms. De Bique has also 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.
As a former member of the Vienna State Opera, 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.
In concert, Ms. De Bique has performed, amongst others, with the Munich Philharmonic and L'Orcehstra della Svizzera Italiana Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem 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. Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate with Sinfonia Rotterdam at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Handel's Messiah with both Boston Baroque and Atlanta Symphony. Mozart's Coronation Mass also with the Atlanta Symphony; Mozart's Mass in C minor with the Jacksonville Symphony and Mendelssohn’s Psalm with the Edmonton Symphony. Ms. De Bique has enjoyed performing as a soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic, New Jersey, Charlotte, Amarillo symphonies and the Louisville and Sarasota Orchestras.
Ms. De Bique's awards include First prize at the Young Concert Artists, Inc. Music Competition, the Arleen Auger Prize at the Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition in the Netherlands; Third Prize in the Viotti International Music Competition, Italy and a prize winner in the Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition (New York). She was a finalist and a study grant award recipient of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions in New York and received a study grant from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Competition.