Jeanine De Bique

General Management
Jeanine De Bique has been described as „one of the most exciting sopranos to catch onstage these days. Animated, joyful, and technically flawless, the Trinidadian vocalist with the light, starry voice that soars before landing on audiences’ ears like a musical meteor shower“ (Operawire) and a “sheer endless wealth of colour and nuances[…] a radiant, free-floating timbre.” (Opernwelt).

Highlights in 2023-24 include her return to Opéra de Paris for the debut in the title role of Massenet’s Cendrillon, her house debut as Donna Anna/Don Giovanni at Staatsoper Berlin and Micaëla/Carmen at Gran Teatre de Liceu Barcelona. In concert, she will present a new programme with Baroque arias and Caribbean folk songs with Holland Baroque on tour throughout the Netherlands, give solo recitals in the US and perform with The English Concert, Philadelphia Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic, B’Rock, Kammerorchester Basel and Gürzenich Orchester.

The past few seasons saw several important role and house debuts: as Isabel in George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence at Opernhaus Zurich,  Alcina in Handel’s Alcina in Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production at l’Opéra National de Paris followed by her return as Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro, Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, Anaï in Rossini’s Moïse et Pharaon at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Agathe in Weber’s Der Freischütz with Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Christoph Eschenbach, Bess/Porgy and Bess and La Folie in Rameau’s Platée at Theater an der Wien, conducted by William Christie and followed by her return as Nicrotis/Belshazzar. At Houston Grand Opera, she debuted the role of Maria in excerpts from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Most recently she returned to the Salzburger Festspiele for Purcell’s Indian Queen under the baton of Teodor Currrentzis and to the BBC PROMS for Schumann’s Paradies und die Peri with London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle.More