Jacqueline Bruce

Soprano Jacqueline Bruce enjoys an international career spanning the genres of opera, oratorio and chamber music. The soprano’s opera credits include Madame Lidoine in Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites with Sakrale Oper Berlin, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Festa Lirica Italiana, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Martina Arroyo Foundation, Micaëla in Carmen with Saint Petersburg Opera, 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, Norina in Don Pasquale with Taconic Opera, and Nedda in I Pagliacci with Festa Lirica Italiana. Ms. Bruce began her career as a principal soloist with the Staatsoper Stuttgart performing several lead and supporting roles.

Ms. Bruce can be heard on the Naxos recording of Tony Caruso’s Final Broadcast, an opera by Paul Salerni. The soprano has won prestigious awards including First Prize at the Classical Singer Magazine Competition. Ms. Bruce was also honored in Germany & France as a Star of Tomorrow by the arte television channel and was featured in a video portrait with rising international opera stars.

Equally at home on the concert stage, Jacqueline Bruce is known for her commitment to exploring and performing a vast array of repertoire. As an oratorio singer, she has been heard in Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Zeisl's Requiem Ebraico, Richard Cameron Wolfe’s A Measure of Love and Silence, Rossini and Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, as well as the requiems of Mozart, Fauré and Rutter; Mozart’s Vespere Sollenes de Domenica, Handel's Messiah, Carmina Burana by Orff, & Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Ms. Bruce has performed in concert with Opera Classica Europa, Berlin Philharmonic, Z1 Discovery concert series, Tarpon Arts, 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. The soprano has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Great Auditorium of Ocean Grove, St. Petersburg Palladium, The Kaye Playhouse, and the Straz Center, among others.

Beyond the Classical tradition, Ms. Bruce is also committed to the evolution of the genre by collaborating frequently with contemporary composers. She has premiered several new works, including Yotam Haber's The Gourmand’s Lament, Richard Cameron Wolfe’s A Measure of Love and Silence, and Donald St. Pierre’s Songs on the Poems of e.e. cummings, among others.

Ms. Bruce is known for her all-Scottish song recital, Heritage: a Celebration of Scotland in Song which she has performed internationally to great acclaim. Jacqueline will perform Heritage with pianist Michael Stewart at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center this May. At the moment, she is currently developing an all-female composers recital: HerStory: Women’s Work which features a companion visual program of all female artists’ works. This Fall, Ms. Bruce will return to Germany to tour internationally with Sinfonietta VivazzA in a concert of Artur Schnabel songs arranged specifically for the soprano. Jacqueline Bruce holds a Master of Music from Curtis Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music from Eastman School of Music.