Jeanine De


Jeanine De
Recognized as an artist of "dramatic presence and versatlity" (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). Jeanine's 2016-2017  season includes,  Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme with The Scottish National Opera and Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland; Annio in a new Peter Sellars production of La Clemenza di Tito for the Salzburg Festival, Bremen Theater and De Nationale Opera Amsterdam (2018), conducted by Teodor Currentzis; and Micäela in Bizet's Carmen with Opera Santa Barbara.  She joins the Santa Barbara Symphony in Beethoven's 9th symphony and the Charlotte Symphony and the US Naval Academy in Handel's Messiah.  

Jeanine's recent opera performance highlights include, Climene in Fetonte by Jommelli at the Schwetzinger Festspiele, with Theater Heidelberg in Germany; Micäela with the Colorado Music Festival; Sister Rose in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Central City Opera;  Consuelo in John Adams' I looked up at the ceiling and then I saw the sky  with Teatero dell'Opera di Roma, Italy; Pearl in the World Premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's Morning Star with Cincinnati Opera directed by Ron Daniels;  Clara in Porgy and Bess with the Royal Danish Opera directed by John Doyle and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with the St. Petersburg Opera Florida.

Her concert appearances include Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Munich Philharmonic and L'Orcehstra della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano 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 as a soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic,  and the Edmonton, New Jersey, Charlotte, Amarillo symphonies and the Louisville and Sarasota Orchestras.

 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.

Other operatic engagements include the title role in L’incoronazione di Poppea and La Princesse in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, 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. Included are  Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with Opéra National de Montpellier and Sophie in Werther at Theater Basel.

Jeanine'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.