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Festival Artists

Festival Artists

Soprano

Jacqueline Porter

Jacqueline Porter

Jacqueline Porter is supported by Leslie C Thiess and John Hughes

With an honours degree in Music Performance and a Bachelor of Arts (Italian) from the University of Melbourne, Jacqueline Porter is equally at home on the operatic stage and the concert platform. Jacqueline appears regularly with Australia’s major symphony orchestras and choral societies. She has worked with celebrated conductors including Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Andrew Davis, Richard Egarr and Oleg Caetani, and her recitals and concerts are frequently broadcast on ABC Classic FM.

This year she will appear at the Bendigo Chamber Music Festival, with the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra in Britten’s Les Illuminations, the Australian Chamber Music Festival Townsville, Hayllar Music Tour at Spicers Hidden Vale Queensland and return to Sydney Symphony to perform Mahler Symphony No. 4 and orchestrated Schubert songs.

Jacqueline has most recently been heard in Mozart’s Requiem, Solveig’s Song (Grieg),Vocalise (Rachmaninov), and Messiah all with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Marriage of Figaro highlights (Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra); St. Matthew Passion (Melbourne Bach Choir); Haydn Nelson Mass and Mozart Requiem for Canberra Choral Society; Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Opera Gala; 1st Niece in Peter Grimes with Sydney Symphony and in recital for Music in the Round, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Salon series, Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival and Dunkeld Festival of Music.

Her opera roles include Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Despina (Così fan tutte), Drusilla, Virtù and Pallade (L’incoronazione di Poppea); L’Amour (Orpheé et Eurydice); Saskia and Hendrickje Stoffels (Rembrandt’s Wife); Clorinda (Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda) and Momus (Der Streit Zwischen Phoebus und Pan) (Baroque Triple Bill) for Victorian Opera and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) for State Opera South Australia.

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