Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Jeanine De Bique studied at the Manhattan School of Music and proved her talents at numerous international singing competitions (the Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, and Gerda Lissner in New York, Viotti in Italy). In 2011, she was a finalist at the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions and was awarded a scholarship by the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation. In 2017, she made her Salzburg Festival debut singing the role of Annio in La clemenza di Tito—a production that was restaged the following year at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. She also made role debuts as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at the San Francisco Opera, Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin under the baton of Donald Runnicles, the title role in Rodelinda at the Lille Opera conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm (which was recorded on the Erato label and earned a 2020 Opus Klassik Award), and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Rhine Opera. She also performed in the world premiere production of Micha Hamel’s Caruso in Cuba (the role of Aida) in Amsterdam. In 2020, she appeared at the Theater an der Wien for the first time in a production of Porgy and Bess. In addition, she performs in concert with a repertoire that includes Brahms’ German Requiem (La Seine Musicale, Raphaël Pichon), Mahler’s
2nd Symphony (the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Tugan Sokhiev), Mozart’s Requiem (Budapest Festival Orchestra, Adam Fischer), Mahler’s 4th Symphony (Teodor Currentzis), Jephtha (BBC Proms), and Handel’s Messiah (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra).
Jeanine De Bique is making her Paris Opera debut