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Jeanine De Bique

About this Artist

Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique has in recent years gained international recognition for her “dramatic presence and versatility” (Washington Post) and “sheer endless wealth of color and nuances” (Opernwelt). 

The 2021/22 season commenced with role and house debuts as Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer in Budapest, Geneva, and Vicenza, followed by the title role in Handel’s Alcina in Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production at the Paris Opera, conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock. De Bique is collaborating with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, Martin Fröst and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic and Herbert Blomstedt, the WDR Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck, and giving recitals for the Cincinnati Song Initiative and at Carnegie Hall, which will also be her solo debut at this venue.  

Her first solo CD, with Concerto Köln, was released last October by Berlin Classics to outstanding reviews and will be followed by concerts in early 2022. The season will conclude with her role and house debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival as Anaï in Rossini’s Moïse et Pharaon.   

De Bique holds a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her awards include First Prize at the Young Concert Artists Music Competition, the Arleen Auger Prize at the Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition, and Third Prize in the Viotti International Music Competition. She was a prizewinner at the Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition (New York), a finalist and study grant award recipient of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and received a study grant from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation. She is a recipient of the Youth Ambassador for Peace, awarded by the National Commission of UNESCO, Trinidad, and Tobago.