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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.

Recent and future engagements include Annio in a new Peter Sellars production of La Clemenza di Tito for the Salzburg Festival and at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, conducted by Teodor Currentzis, 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, Musetta in La Boheme at Scottish Opera, Messiah at Boston Baroque, the role of Pearl in Morning Star at the Cincinnati Opera, 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 and Sister Rose in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Central City 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.

Other operatic engagements include the title role in L’incoronazione di Poppea and La Princesse in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Chautauqua Music Programme, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro for Opéra national de Montpellier, Sophie in Werther at Theater Basel and, during a tour in Europe, she sang the role of Clara in Porgy and Bess with the Russian Philharmonic.

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. This summer, Jeanine will give her BBC PROMS debut with the Chineke! Orchestra.
BelliniI Capuleti e i MontecchiGiulietta
BizetLes Pecheures de PerlesLeila
DonizettiL'elisir d'amoreGiannetta, Adina
GershwinPorgy and BessClara
Gilbert and SullivanThe MikadoYum Yum
GounodRomeo et JulietteJuliette
HandelGiulio CesareCleopatra
HeggieDead Man WalkingSister Rose
HeggieMoby DickPip
HumperdinckHaensel und GretelGretel
LeharDie lustige WitweHanna
MonteverdiL'Incoronazione di PoppeaPoppea
MozartCosi fan tutteDespina, Fiordiligi
MozartLa Clemenza di TitoServilia
MozartDon GiovanniZerlina
MozartLe Nozze di FigaroBarbarina, Susanna, Contessa
MozartDie ZauberflötePapagena
OffenbachLes contes d'HoffmannFour heroines
PoulencDialogues des carmélitesSoeur Constance, Blanche
PucciniGianni SchicchiLauretta
PucciniLa bohemeMusetta
RavelL'Enfant et les SortilègesLa Princesse
RossiniL'italiana in AlgeriElvira

JEANINE DE BIQUE: F. Obradors, Al amor

Piano: Hans Eijsackers

JEANINE DE BIQUE: G.F. Händel, Messiah, Rejoice Greatly

Live recording with Boston Baroque 2015, © Kathy Wittman at Ball Square Films

JEANINE DE BIQUE: G.F. Händel, Messiah, If God be for us

Live recording with Boston Baroque 2015, © Kathy Wittman at Ball Square Films

"There was delicious singing from Jeanine De Bique’s outrageous minx Musetta..."
The Herald, Scottish Opera - La boheme, May 2017
"Trinidadian soprano Jeanine de Bique, making her Boston Baroque debut, soared through the fleet melismas of “Rejoice greatly,” and her “I know that my Redeemer liveth” was luminescent and gorgeously phrased."
Boston Globe, Handel, Messiah - Boston Baroque, December 2015
“Die Damenriege führte die aus Trinidad stammende Sopranistin Jeanine De Bique an, die als Climene, Königin von Nubien, mit höchst flexibler und dabei gut geführter Stimme brillierte. Ein Genuss!”
Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, Jommelli, Fetonte - Theater Heidelberg, Schwetzinger Rokokotheater, December 2014
“Königin des Gesangs indes war die Sopranistin Jeanine de Bique aus Trinidad als Gast, die mit überzeugender Bühnenpräsenz eine sehr facettenreiche Climene spielte und sang und ihren reichen Sopran von gekonnten Koloraturen bis hin zum Dramatischen einsetzte.”
Der Opernfreund, Jommelli, Fetonte - Theater Heidelberg, Schwetzinger Rokokotheater, December 2014
“Jeanine De Bique profiliert diese Figur mit messerscharf geführtem Sopran und herrisch attraktiver Geste.”
Opernnetz, Jommelli, Fetonte - Theater Heidelberg, Schwetzinger Rokokotheater, December 2014

“De Bique was not only convincing as Juliette, but resplendent in bringing to life the teenaged star-crossed lover. Her powerful coloratura soprano voice poured forth passion and angst, sweetness and sorrow, seemingly soaring beyond the walls of the venue. The actress in De Bique eloquently conveyed emotions even without her sublime voice.”

Weekly Challenger, Gounod, Roméo et Juliette - St Petersburg Opera, October 2013

Jeanine De Bique

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Jeanine De Bique

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