Jacquelyn Wagner, her soprano as agile as it is lustrous, excels as Fiordiligi. Her account of 'Per pietà,' one of Mozart's greatest arias, is riveting; her bearing, almost regal, makes her ultimate capitulation all the more touching.Cosi fan tutte, Minnesota Opera;Minneapolis Star-Tribune
The Berliner Morgenpost exclaims “None can surpass the seductive vocal elegance of soprano Jacquelyn Wagner,” who sings her first performances of the title role of Arabella in a return to Minnesota Opera followed by further performances of the role with Dutch National Opera as well as Diemuth in Feuersnot with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in the 2013-14 season. She also returns to both the Wiener Volksoper and Theater Basel on its tour to Japan for Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro and to Opéra de Toulon for Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. She joins the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for Haydn’s Creation and in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, sings her first performances of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. Last season, she debuted the title role of Suor Angelica with Oper Köln; returned to Oper Frankfurt for Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus; and joined the Volksoper Wien for Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Teatro Maggio Musicale for Ortlinde in Die Walküre, and the Rundfunk-sinfonieorchester Berlin for the Third Norn in Götterdämmerung.
The role of Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte has brought great success to her in debuts at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Vlaamse Oper, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Opera de Marseille, Opéra National du Rhin, and Minnesota Opera. She recently sang Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Opéra de Lyon, Florida Grand Opera and Opera Fuoco; Agathe in Der Freischütz with Opéra de Toulon; Contessa in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro at Theater Basel as well as with Oper Frankfurt; her first performances of Violetta in La travitata at the Festival Internacional de Música de Almansa; for Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus in a return to the Opéra National du Rhin; and Zuccherina in the pastiche L’ape musicale with the Orquestra de l'Acadèmia del Gran Teatre del Liceu. Her previous performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin have included Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Musetta in La bohème, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Micaela in Carmen, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, Nuri in Tiefland, Marei in Der Traumgörge, Stephano in Roméo et Juliette as well as Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
She has sung Humperdinck’s Königskinder with the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Bruckner’s Mass in F Minor with the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra. She joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for an opera gala concert under the baton of Leonard Slatkin and the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin for a program of Mozart concert arias at the Berlin Philharmonie. Other concert performances include Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Gross Point Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Mozart’s Requiem with the Pontiac Oakland Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, and performances with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.
Jacquelyn Wagner is the second prize winner in the 2009 Queen Sonja International Music Competition and was a finalist in Placido Domingo’s 2008 Operalia competition. She also recently won second prize in the famed Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest, and the Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition. Additionally, she has been the winner of the Panasonic Voice Competition held at Alice Tully Hall in New York and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Mozart Competition. The soprano received second place awards in Fort Worth Opera’s McCammon Competition, special mention at the Palm Beach Opera Competition junior division two years in a row, and was twice a recipient of the Jenny Lind Society Scholarship. She is also the recipient of a Fulbright Study Grant.
Ms. Wagner received her Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music and Bachelor of Music from Oakland University in Michigan and received additional training at the International Institute of Vocal Arts.
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Listen to Jacquelyn Wagner sing:
Leise, leise (Der Freischütz - Weber)
♫ Leise, leise (Der Freischutz - Weber).mp3
Come scoglio -(Cosí fan tutte - Mozart)
♫ Come scoglio (Cosi fan tutte - Mozart).mp3
Dove sono (Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart)
♫ Dove sono (Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart).m4a
De España vengo (Il niño judio - Luna)
♫ De Espana vengo (Il nino judio - Luna).mp3
Watch Jacquelyn Wagner sing:
Jewel Song "Ah! je ris de me voir si belle..." (Faust - Gounod)
Addio del passato (La traviata - Verdi)