Jacqueline Dark

Jacqueline Dark’s recent performances include Mother Abbess in the National Tour of The Sound of Music, Herodias in Salome, Fricka in Der Ring des Nibelungen for Opera Australia (for which she won a Helpmann Award), Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana for State Opera of SA (Best Female Performance – ‘Curtain Call’ Awards), the title role in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna for the Adelaide Festival, Berenice in Farnace for Pinchgut Opera, Mrs Sedley in Peter Grimes for the Brisbane Festival, The Old Lady in Candide for New Zealand Opera, Anne in Tom Wait’s Black Rider for Malthouse Theatre and Victorian Opera, and major concerts with the Sydney, Melbourne, West Australian and Darwin Symphony Orchestras, MONA and the New Zealand Symphony. In 2019, Jacqueline joined MSO to chair a discussion panel on music and physics, with esteemed physicist Brian Cox. In 2021, she makes major role returns to Opera Australia and Pinchgut Opera and is guest vocal soloist with The Australian Ballet. Jacqui also performs her critically-acclaimed Jacques Brel cabaret show and appears as soloist in Paul Mac’s new work The Rise and Fall of St George. After completing a Bachelor of Physics degree, Jacqui graduated from the Opera Studio at the Victorian College of The Arts. Her performance experience encompasses opera, music theatre, cabaret and the concert platform - and includes the roles of The Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), the title role in Carmen, Amneris (Aida), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), the title role and Tisbe in Cenerentola (for which she won a Green Room Award), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Rosmira (Partenope), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Green Room Award), Lady Billows (Albert Herring) and many others. A period as a Young Artist at the Wiener Staatsoper included the roles of Giovanna (Rigoletto), Grimgerde (Die Walküre) and Mercedes (Carmen). Jacqui won a Helpmann Award for her portrayal of Herodias in Opera Australia’s production of Salome, later singing the same role for Opera Hong Kong.

 

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