Jacqueline Bruce

Soprano Jacqueline Bruce enjoys a career spanning the genres of opera, oratorio and chamber music. Ms. Bruce began her career as a principal artist with the Staatsoper Stuttgart performing several lead and supporting roles. Opera credits include: Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Martina Arroyo Foundation, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Company of Brooklyn, Flora Bervoix in La Traviata with Opera Tampa, Eurydice in Orphée et Eurydice with the Festival Lyrique-en-Mer, Nedda in I Pagliacci with Festa Lyrica Italiana, Blanche de la Force in Les Dialogues des Carmélites and Ilia in Idomeneo with Curtis Opera. The soprano can also be heard on the Naxos recording of Tony Caruso’s Final Broadcast, an opera by Paul Salerni. Ms. Bruce has won numerous awards and was named first place winner of the Classical Singer Magazine Competition 2010. The soprano was also honored in Europe as a Star of Tomorrow by the ARTE Film and Broadcasting Network and featured in a television portrait.

Equally at home on the concert stage, Jacqueline Bruce is known for her commitment to exploring and performing a vast array of repertoire. Ms. Bruce has performed in concert with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey State Opera, American Modern Ensemble, the American Music Festival, Summer Stars of Ocean Grove, Borderless Song of Toronto, Forecast New Music, Festival Lyrique-en-Mer, the Vermont Festival of the Arts, and the Chamber Music Society of Philadelphia. In the genre of oratorio, Ms. Bruce has performed as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Richard Cameron-Wolfe’s A Measure of Love and Silence, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass, & Vesperae Solennes de Domenica, as well as Haendel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Faure’s Requiem, and the Rutter Requiem. Devoted to the preservation and continuation of the classical tradition, Ms. Bruce performs contemporary works and has premiered several compositions including Yotam Haber’s The Gourmand’s Lament, and Donald St. Pierre’s Songs on the Poems of e.e. cummings.

Ms. Bruce is particularly looking forward to an international tour of a recital based on her Scottish family heritage, Bannockburn and Beyond: a Celebration of Scotland in Song. A passionate advocate for music education, Ms. Bruce maintains a private voice studio and gives master classes at select institutions. Jacqueline Bruce hails from Clearwater, Florida and is a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music.

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