Jacquelyn Fugelle - soprano

Jacquelyn Fugelle is one of the most versatile sopranos of her generation performing in opera, operetta, oratorio and recital. Whilst studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama she was a prize winner in the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Competition and was given a prestigious Royal Society of Arts Decca Prize which enabled her to complete her studies in Rome and Vienna.

She gave her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Arbate in Mozart`s `Mitridate` to wide critical acclaim. She was invited to perform this role at the Teatro Regio, Turin and later returned to the Royal Opera House to undertake such roles as Falcon in Die Frau Ohne Schatten (Bernard Haitink) and then a revival of Mitridate (Paul Daniel). She has also worked with Kent Opera, English National Opera, Scottish Opera and for the Carl Rosa Opera Company. Roles include Countess (Marriage of Figaro), Electra (Idomineo),  Mimi (La Boheme), Rosalinde (Fledermaus) and Turandot.

Jacquelyn has an extensive oratorio repertoire.  She has given over twenty performances of  Handel`s Messiah at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Brahms Requiem, Verdi Requiem and Creation at the Royal Festival Hall and Carmina Burana at the Barbican to name but a few. She was soprano soloist in a special performance of Mendelssohn`s Elijah at St Paul`s Cathedral conducted by Kurt Masur. Other notable performances include Rossini Stabat Mater (Iceland), Mozart Requiem (Gran Canaria), Dixit Dominus (Malta), Israel in Egypt (Stockholm), Mendelssohn`s Hymn of Praise (Paris), Bach B Minor Mass (St Mark`s, Venice), Judas Maccabaeus (Lichtenstein) and Samson (Meistersingers Hall, Nuremberg).

Recitals include Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and LSO St Luke`s and for BBC Radio 3.  Jacquelyn Fugelle has been guest soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra in over sixty concerts both on tour and on Radio 2s `Friday Night is Music Night`. Other notable concerts with the BBC Concert Orchestra were a celebration of English Song from the Haymarket Theatre, Drury Lane and a live broadcast from the Mermaid Theatre in London together with her daughter, West End musical theatre star Abigail Jaye. Television appearances include broadcasts in Hilversum, Stockholm, Rome, Hungary and on ITVs `Highway`.

Recordings have included Annina (Traviata) for Decca, Italian songs of Bottesini for ASV/Naxos (available on i tunes), Mitridate (CD, DVD , and `A Night at the Opera` (Mr Pickwick). Jacquelyn is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and is an adjudicator with the British and International Federation of Festivals.

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