American soprano Jacquelyn Stucker joins the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme from the start of the 2017/18 Season. In the 2017/18 Season her roles include Azema (Semiramide), Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto) and Frasquita (Carmen).
Stucker trained at Furman University, Bard College and New England Conservatory, and currently studies with Lorraine Nubar. Competition successes include Santa Fe Opera’s Anna Case MacKay Memorial Award and Ruth Freehof Award, third place at the Docia Goodwin Franklin Award and reaching the finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the semi-finals of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
Opera engagements include Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) for the Belle-Ile-en-Mer Festival, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and the title role of The Cunning Little Vixen for New England Conservatory, the title role of Theodora for Music at Marsh Chapel, Boston University, and Meridian (UnShakeable, world premiere) and Oberto (Alcina) for Santa Fe Opera. She has performed in concert with such ensembles as the Handel and Haydn Society, Back Bay Chorale and Boston Modern Orchestra Project, in repertory including The Creation and A Child of Our Time.
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Five singers were chosen from more than 365 applicants from 61 countries and will join the Company for two years of artistic development.