Acclaim

 

 

OPERA

MICÄELA, CARMEN- OPERA SANTA BARBARA 

"Jeanine De Bique more than earned the rapturous ovations she received for her dazzling performance in the role"

Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

 

PEARL IN MORNING STAR BY RICKY IAN GORDON - CINCINNATI OPERA, USA (DEBUT AND PREMIERE)

"Jeanine De Bique stole the show as Pearl, with a velvety, lyric (soprano) that elevated her aria "I See Colors" into a showpiece"

Anne Arenstein, City Beat, Cincinnati

http://citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-6549-review_morning_star_world_premiere.html

 

"…it was a joy to hear the exceptional voice of Larry Hylton (Prince, a fish peddler) and Jeanine De Bique (Pearl)."

Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/07/01/review-morning-star-tuneful-trying/29585663/

 

CLIMENE IN FETONTE BY JOMMELLI - THEATER HEIDELBERG, GERMANY

"The Female Squad was led by the Trinidadian Soprano Jeanine De Bique, who as Climene, Queen of Nubia, shone with highly flexible and yet well-mastered voice. A delight!" 

Matthias Roth Rhein, Neckar Zeitung

 

"Queen of singing, however, was the Soprano Jeanine de Biques from Trinidad as a guest, who acted and sang with convincing stage presence a very multifaceted Climene, and applied her rich Soprano from skillful Coloratura through the dramatic."   

Manfred Langer, Der Opern Freund 

 

"Jeanine De Bique shapes this figure with knife-sharp mastered Soprano and authoritatively attractive gestures." 

Eckard Britsch, Opernnetz 

 

"... and above all, jeanine De Bique, vocally compelling, with round, full singing sound." 

Adrienne Braun, Stuttgarter Zeitung 

 

SISTER ROSE IN DEAD MAN WALKING BY JAKE HEGGIE - CENTRAL CITY OPERA, USA

"Soprano Jeanine De Bique matched her rich sound to an empathetic bearing to realize Sister Rose, a performance that fueled the opera's engine of transformation."  

David Sckolnik, The Gazette

http://gazette.com/review-central-city-opera-hits-hard-with-dead-man-walking/article/1522710 

 

"Soprano Jeanine De Bique, as Helen's confidant Sister Rose, sings with great beauty, especially in her extended duet with (Jenny) Rivera toward the beginning of the second act." - 

Kelly Dean Hansen, Boulder Daily Camera

http://www.dailycamera.com/entertainment/ci_26099519/gripping-performances-carry-central-city-operas-dead-man

 

JULIETTE IN ROMÉO ET JULIETTE BY GOUNOD - ST PETERSBURG OPERA, USA

“De Bique was not only convincing as Juliette, but resplendent in bringing to life the teenaged star-crossed lover. Her powerful coloratura soprano voice poured forth passion and angst, sweetness and sorrow, seemingly soaring beyond the walls of the venue. The actress in De Bique eloquently conveyed emotions even without her sublime voice.”- 

Frank Drouzas, Weekly Challenger

 

BARBARINA IN LE NOZZE DI FIGARO BY MOZART - WIENER STAATSOPER, AUSTRIA 

"That leaves the fifth debut role of the delightful Jeanine De Bique as Barbarina to be mentioned. The young lady reminds of Reri Grist in the play and timbre - and that's quite a lot!"- 

Der Neue Merkur

"Jeanine De Bique draws the attention of (the) audience in her role as Barbarina, by maintaining her focus even during an animated dance step, with just a few gestures and rich soprano tones." 

Die Presse

"In the midst of cherished names, such as Donna Ellen (Marcellina) and Sorin Coliban(Bartolo), Jeanine De Bique charms in her debut appearance as Barbarina."-

Wiener Zeitung

 

ADELE IN DIE FLEDERMAUS BY STRAUSS- NEW YORK, USA

"The best singing came from Jeanine DeBique (Adele)... Fresh-toned DeBique wielded more substantial sound than the usual soubrette and, exuding good spirits, did handsomely by both arias."- 

David Schengold, Opera News

 

ORCHESTRA

HANDEL'S MESSIAH, BOSTON BAROQUE, USA (DEBUT)

"Trinidadian soprano Jeanine de Bique, making her Boston Baroque debut, soared through the fleet melismas of “Rejoice greatly,” and her “I know that my Redeemer liveth” was luminescent and gorgeously phrased." 

Zoë Madonna, Boston Globe

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2015/12/13/boston-baroque-messiah-rings-greatly/2ce75wP6G9G0lCLUKFe8xO/story.html?event=event25%3Fevent%3Devent25

 

Mahler 8 with New York Philharmonic conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel

Mahler 8, NY Philharmonic, "Toward the end there is a long passage of great quiet with an exquisite solo by Jeanine de Bique and hushed singing by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus."- THE DAILY NEWS

"Late in Part two, Soprano Jeanine De Bique, singing from a side balcony, two tiers above the stage, and just infront of the proscenium, gave a lovely account of the role Mater Gloriosa as she beckoned Gretchen heavenward in bright and airy tones. Her first prize in the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions is but one of many prizes and awards De Bique has already garnered, and her performance this evening, although brief, left no doubt that a fine career lies ahead of her."

David M. Rice, The Classical Source

 

New Jersey Symphony, New Jersey, USA

"De Bique, a young, up-and-coming singer, displayed impressive dynamic control and strong dramatic instincts, particularly as an unhappy Juliet in Bellini’s “O quante volte” from “The Capulets and the Montagues.”

Ronni Reich, NJ.COM

 "...Ms. de Bique sang with an appealing, silvery soprano" 

Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times

 

Knoxville summer of 1915 with the Charlotte Symphony, North Carolina, USA

"Soprano Jeanine De Bique sang not only with freshness, but with clearer diction than a lot of singers" 

The Charlotte Observer

 

Edmonton Symphony, Canada, "Poulenc's Gloria" and "Mendelssohn's Psalm, op.42" 

"Jeanine sang with rich, engaging tone throughout. Not just another bright-toned soprano, she sings with the full use of her colorful voice from her highest to her lowest notes. She has a "bite" to her sound that recalls the great Kiri Te Kanawa." 

Mark Wilkinson

 http://thesoundandnoise.com/2012/02/28/glorious-voices-indeed/

 

CONCERT 

RECITAL, BOSTON, USA

"Soprano soars in Andre Previn's Honey and Rue!...pure-toned, fresh and with an effortless knack for perfect intonation. She soared through Previn's opening "First I'll Try Love," and captured the eerie, wide-eyed mood of "Whose House is This? ". 

Janelle Gelfand 

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/arts/2014/10/02/anderson-opera-matinee-musicale-art-song-cincinnati/16593393/

 

Gardner Museum Debut Recital, Boston, USA

 "... It was a moment of enchantment that one wished didn‘t have to end....The performance was appropriately jaw-dropping... De Bique and (Warren) Jones brought down the house..."

Geoffrey Weiting, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

 

Merkin Hall Debut Recital, New York, USA 

"From the Moment she stepped on the stage it was apparent to the large audience that she has genuine star quality. She also has a voice of exceptional beauty. She poured out glorious tones in the opening group of Debussy"

Raoul Abdul, The New York Amsterdam News

 

Recital at the Alys Stephens Center, USA

"De Bique’s performance could be easily pinned down by two or three adjectives – pristine, intense, powerful.",

Phillip RatcliffThe Birmingham News

"De Bique took the audience on a musical journey that was magical...De Bique’s sweet soprano filled the room while (Rebecca) Mordo’s tunes help magnify the stories that were being told through song....", 

Artblt.com

 

Young Concert Artists Series Presents Ravishing Soprano at Merkin Hall

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-luce/young-concert-artists-pre_b_3117209.html

"Expressing a gamut of emotions throughout her recital, the gifted young performer sang with exceptional expressiveness, breathing the same life and rich tone into the deep notes of her lower register as the high, soaring fortissimo moments. She captivated her audience with seemingly effortless vocal flexibility, commanding stage presence, and sensitive interpretation of each selection on the program." - 

Jim Luce, Huffington Post

 

FEATURES

Jeanine Graces cover of Guardian's WOW Magazine

Jeanine was featured in her hometown, Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.  She discusses her preparation, diet, coming home and more!

http://digital.guardian.co.tt/default.aspx?iid=99647&startpage=page0000122#folio=120

 

West Palm Beach Vocal Competition, USA  

"De Bique sang with a bright tone as well as with dramatic pathos and passion"- Spencer Butler, PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS