Jaqueline Quirk Lyrico Soprano
Jaqueline Quirk Lyrico Soprano
Jaqueline Quirk Lyrico Soprano
Jaqueline Quirk Lyrico Soprano

BIOGRAPHY

SOPRANO, Jacqueline Quirk is making her mark in the realms of operatic performance throughout the world as one of opera's outstanding stars. Ms. Quirk is recognized as possessing a captivating full lirico- spinto soprano voice with an extensive versatile range. Celebrated as a brilliant interpreter of Verissmo Opera and roles such as, Mimi (La Boheme), Cio Cio San (Madama Butterfly), Tosca, Suor Angelica. Of which she has  received glowing reviews wherever she performs. Recently Ms. Quirk is stepping into heavier Spinto roles where she has performed Santuzza, Georgetta ( Il Tabaro), and Aida ! 

Gracing operatic stages worldwide, highlights include; Hawaii Opera Theater, Honolulu Symphony, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, NYC, The DiMenna Center, NYC, Bruno Walter Hall, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, The Kennedy Center, DC. In Italy, Teatro Verdi, Cortona Sacred Music Festival,  Bolzano Opera Festival. Nagaski, Japan as a finalist in the International Puccini Competition for " Madama Butterfly", El Paso Opera, Nickel City Opera, Shea's Theater in Buffalo, NY, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vero Beach Opera, Asheville Lryic Opera, Miami Lyric Opera, Annapolis Opera, Canton Symphony, Saint Petersburg Opera, Opera Idaho, Virginia Festival Symphony, to name a few.

Upcoming Season  includes a return to Italy for Concerts and more to be announced ! As well as concert tours of her concert: " Along the Journey" in Italy, Hawaii , NYC and Florida !

This past season; 2015/16 she had a return with Nickel City Opera and   " Amahl and the Night Visitor's", this time as Stage Director. As well as her Stage Directing debut with Central Florida Lyric Opera for "Suor Angelica". Jacqueline made her debut in the historic Shea's Theater in downtown Buffalo, NY, where she originated the role of Mary Pat Milburn in the World Premier, American Opera " SHOT " by Persis Vehar, again with Nickel City Opera. Then returned to NYC and Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Hall to sing the role of Santuzza in " Cavallaria Rusticana". Along with a return to Italy to sing as the Soprano Soloist in Rossini's Stabat Mater in the Cortona Sacred Music Festival, then a repeat performance in Milan at the Catedrale di Milano, as well as her Italian debut as Stage Director for a  highlights performance of " Don Giovanni" at the Teatro Verdi. Along with maintaining a busy concert schedule touring her concert " Along the Journey" in various concert series.

Season 2014/15 took Jacqueline to Italy to perform her first Suor Angelica at the Cortona Sacred Music Festival. Then back to Nickel City Opera to cover the role of Tosca, as well as, debut the role of The Mother in " Amahl and the Night Visitor's". She debuted with El Paso Opera to cover another Tosca.  Along with a return to NYC to sing the roles of Nedda and Georgetta in a double bill of ( Pagliacci/IL Tabarro) in concert with NYOF. 

Season 2013/14 engagements include, a return to Miami Lyric Opera as  "Suor Angelica", where she was last seen as Mimi (La Boheme) to rave reviews in 2010. Her debut role as the Witch in " Hansel and Gretel" in concert in NYC, another debut in a Gala  Benefit Concert with the New York Chamber Players. She debuted her first " Aida" in  New York City in concert at Lincoln Center; Bruno Walter Concert Hall, followed by covering the role of Tosca for Nickel City Opera, where she also debuted the role as the Mother in "Amahl and the Night Visitor's".

While having a busy singing career, Jacqueline also has a passion for teaching voice and Opera Directing! Jacqueline has a voice studio in both Buffalo, and NYC. For more information on Voice Lessons please visit her website on The Performer's Forum. 

Jacqueline can also be contacted for Stage Directing upon request, and has stage directed and Asst. stage directed at least at dozen opera's, as well as, concerts, and gala's in the US and Italy.

 

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Upcoming Performances

SEASON - 2016-17

November 11

Concert - Westiminster Church Concert Series - Buffalo, NY

12pm 

November 12

"Shakespeare in Opera"

Opera Buffs concert/lecture series

Buffalo State Univeristy - Rockwell Hall

10:30am - 12pm

November 13

Concert/Masterclass

Buffalo State University - Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall - 3pm - 5pm

November 15 -28

Concert - Date- TBA

Italy

TBA ~ Details Coming Soon !

"Along the Journey" concerts in FL, NY, and Hawaii !

More details to Come !!!!

"La Boheme"

ROLE: Mimi

"Carmen"

SEASON - 2015 - 16

October

"IL Tabarro"

ROLE: Georgetta

Bruno Walter Hall - Lincoln Center, NYC

November

"Suor Angelica"

ROLE: STAGE DIRECTOR

Central Florida Lyric Opera

December/January

"Amahl & the Night Visitor's"

ROLE: STAGE DIRECTOR

Nickel City Opera, NY

January 29

"Along the Journey" - Concert - 12:30pm

Westminter Presbyterian Church Concert Series, Buffalo, NY

February 3

"Along the Journey" - Concert - 12pm

Saint Paul's Catherdral Concert Series, Buffalo, NY

March 19

Guest Artist - "Madama Butterfly"

Opera Buffs Concert/Lecture series

Buffalo State University - Rockwell Hall

10:30am - 12pm

April 16

"Along the Journey" - Concert

Blocher Homes Concert Series

3pm - 4pm

May 21

"American Opera" - Concert/Lecture

Opera Buffs Concert/Lecture series

Buffalo State University - Rockwell Hall

May 18 - June 22

"SHOT" - World Premier Opera

ROLE: Mary Pat Milburn

Nickel City Opera, Shea's Historic Theater

Buffalo, NY

June 26 - July 16 - ITALY !

ROLE: Soprano Soloist, Stabat Matter, Rossini

June 30 - Cortona Sacred Music Festival

July 3 - Milan Cathedral

July 8  - "Highlights of Don Giovanni"

ROLE: Stage Director

Teatro Verdi , Monte San Savino

 

 

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