Jacquelyn Familant

Soprano Jacquelyn Familant enjoys a career that spans the genres of opera, oratorio and chamber music. Recently, the soprano sang her first Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the prestigious Martina Arroyo Foundation. This past Spring, Ms. Familant performed as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Ocala Symphony Orchestra and made her company debut with Opera Tampa as Flora Bervoix in La Traviata. The soprano’s first recording with Naxos, Tony Caruso’s Final Broadcast by Paul Salerni, was released last Fall. Ms. Familant also sang the role of Millie on the successful world premiere of the afore-mentioned composer’s other opera, The Life and Love of Joe Coogan, at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA. Opera credits include Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Eurydice in Orphée et Eurydice with the Festival Lyrique-en-Mer, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Company of Brooklyn, Blanche de la Force in Les Dialogues des Carmelités and Ilia in Idomeneo with Curtis Opera. The soprano began her career with the Staatsoper Stuttgart performing the roles of Sandman and Dew Fairy in Haensel und Gretel, Aloysia in Masaniello furioso, Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, & Euridice in L'Orfeo among others. Ms. Familant has won numerous awards and was named 1st prize-winner of the Classical Singer Convention 2010. The soprano was also honored in Europe as a Star of Tomorrow by the ARTE Film and Broadcasting Network and featured in a television portrait.

Equally at home on the recital stage, Jacquelyn Familant is known for her commitment to exploring and performing a vast array of concert repertoire. Ms. Familant has performed in concert with the New Jersey State Opera, American Modern Ensemble, the American Music Festival, Summer Stars of Ocean Grove, Borderless Song of Toronto, The Sapphire Ensemble, Forecast New Music, Festival Lyrique-en-Mer, the Vermont Festival of the Arts, and the Chamber Music Society of Philadelphia. In the genre of oratorio, Ms. Familant has sung as the soprano soloist in Richard Cameron-Wolfe’s A Measure of Love and Silence, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass, & Vesperae Solennes de Domenica, as well as Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Faure’s Requiem, and the Rutter Requiem. Devoted to the preservation and continuation of the classical tradition, Ms. Familant performs contemporary works and has had several pieces written for her including Demetrius Spaneas’ Moonlight of Lost Dreams, William Susman’s Scatter My Ashes and Donald St. Pierre’s Songs on the Poems of e.e. cummings.

Upcoming events for Jacquelyn include her debut as Norina in Don Pasquale with Taconic Opera in March of 2012.

A passionate advocate for music education, Ms. Familant maintains a private voice studio in Manhattan. Jacquelyn Familant hails from Palm Harbor, Florida and resides in New York City. She holds a Master of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.

 

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