Canadian soprano Jacqueline Woodley has been praised for her fearless versatility, changing styles fluidly from early music to contemporary, from opera to art song. Sought after for her “exceptional talent” in contemporary music, Jacqueline has premiered multiple works, including creating the role of Milice-Bride in Sokolovic’s Svadba-Wedding, performing Natalia in the world premiere of Oksana G for Tapestry Opera, and joined Pacific Opera Victoria for the Canadian premiere of Dove’s Flight. Simultaneously, Woodley balanced engagements performing the works of Bach, Handel, and Charpentier for concerts with The Florida Orchestra, Regina Symphony, Clavecins en concert, Chorus Niagara, Vancouver Early Music, and the Ottawa Choral Society. Her recent seasons have included a debut at the San Francisco Opera, Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Cherubino (Marriage of Figaro) and The Forest Bird (Siegfried) for the Canadian Opera Company, Messiah with the Grand Philharmonic Choir and Symphony Nova Scotia, Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate with the Edmonton Symphony, and Daphne et Apollo for Toronto Masque Theatre. Jacqueline’s recent and upcoming engagements include Calgary Opera’s The Merry Widow, Brahms’ Requiem with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and was the soprano soloist for Orchestre Classique de Montréal’s Messiah. Ms. Woodley has recorded works by Canadian- Polish composer Norbert Palej for the Canadian Art Song Project, and has upcoming projects of Québecois composer Lionel Daunais and Iranian-Canadian composer Parisa Sabet.
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