‘Jacqueline Quirk is the model example of what it means to be an American Diva. She has one goal in mind and she is making it happen!’
Jacqueline was a properly ardent Mimi. Quirk had the high notes for spectacular arias like “Mi chiamano Mimi” (They call me Mimi), and was at her expressive best in the Act 3 scene “Donde Lieta”, in which the consumptive heroine tells Rodolfo he can keep a pink bonnet in memory of her.
–Saint Petersburg Times (June 10, 2007)
Soprano Jacqueline Quirk (Madame Butterfly) deftly negotiated the soaring romantic melodies her character necessitated. She melted the audience’s hearts in Act 2 with the signature aria, “Un bel di” (one fine day). The voices of the two characters balanced well in the celebrated love duet which concludes Act 1 of the opera, “Viene la sera.” Overall, it was a superb evening of music making.
The audience gave the performers a well-deserved standing ovation during the curtain call.
Bravo, Maesto Franz and Company!
–Mansfield News Journal (April 10, 2006)