*1981 – soprano – Trinidad*
_Hugo Wolf 1860 – 1903
Gretchen vor dem Andachtsbild der Mater dolorosa – Goethe Lieder_
Jeanine De Bique made her debut and recorded live the Mater Gloriosa in Mahler’s Symphony No.8 with Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic.
She won the Paul A. Fish Memorial First Prize in the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and recently completed her Artist-in-Residence with the Basel Opera in Switzerland this year. Highlights of her season with Theater Basel was her debut as Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Sophie Werther, and Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro. Her operatic appearances include title roles in Handel’s Semele and Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, roles of La Princesse in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges, Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Sister Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, Yum Yum in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, and Clara in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Jeanine De Bique earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2006 from the Manhattan School of Music. She also earned her Master’s degree in 2008 and her Professional Studies Certificate in 2009. She is a recent 2010 Winner of the 11th International Competition for Young Singers in Sarzana, Italy, a Regional Finalist and Study Grant Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a Finalist and Winner of the Lys Symonette Award in the Kurt Weill Foundation’s Lotte Lenya Competition, and First Prize Winner in the National Association for Negro Singers Competition. She has participated in master classes with Renee Fleming, Marilyn Horne, Catherine Malfitano, Thomas Hampson and Mirella Freni.