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The 2013–2014 season of Jacquelyn Wagner started with the revival of Le nozze di Figaro (Contessa) (Marco Arturo Marelli) at the Volksopera Vienna, followed by her role debut of Arabella (Arabella) in a new production for Minnesota Opera. The artist will interpret the role of Arabella in future seasons at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf), among others. In December 2013, Ms. Wagner will give her debut at Carnegie Hall in a concert version of Feuersnot (Diemut). Further engagements of this season will be concerts with various orchestras in Madrid, such as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Orchesta Sinfónica de Madrid (Frühbeck de Burgos), Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchesta Radio Television Espanolá (Carlos Kalmar), Stabat mater (Szymanovski) with the Orchesta Radio Televisión Espanola (Thomas Dausgaard), as well as Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Roland Böer).

In the beginning of the 2012–2013 season, Ms. Wagner had a huge success with her role debut as Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica) in a new production at the Opera Cologne (Will Humburg). Before that, she was also highly acclaimed as Violetta (La traviata) at the Volksopera (Vienna) under the baton of Julia Jones. Further highlights of the previous seasons were, among others, Violetta at the Frankfurt Opera, numerous performances of Die Walküre (Ortlinde) under the baton of Zubin Mehta at Maggio Musicale Florence, various concerts, such as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Oslo, a new production of Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) for Minnesota Opera, Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) at the Opéra de Bordeaux as well as Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde) at the Opéra du Rhin (Strasbourg), where she gave her debut as Fiordiligi two seasons earlier. At the end of last season Ms. Wagner gave her triumphant debut in Japan (Tokyo, Nagoja, etc.) with recitals and as Contessa Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) within a guest engagement of the Opera Basel there.

The artist was a member at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she has sung all important parts of her repertoire, such as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Contessa, Micaëla (Carmen)‚ Musetta (La bohème)‚ Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Marei (Der Traumgörge)‚ Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette) and the soprano soloist in Bach’s Matthäuspassion. Her highly acclaimed debut at the Oper Frankfurt as the Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) followed, as well as her role and house debut as Agathe (Der Freischütz) in Toulon, a new production of Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) at the Miami Opera, the revival of Le nozze di Figaro (Contessa) at the Theatre Basel as well as her debut at the Staatsoper Dresden with Micaëla (Carmen), her engagement as Zuccerina (L´ape musicale) at the Gran Teatro de Liceu (Barcelona), and as Fiordiligi at the Grand Théâtre de Génève, the Staatstheater (Stuttgart), the Vlaamse Opera (Antwerp) and the Opéra de Marseille.  

On the concert stage Ms. Wagner has sung Bruckner’s f-Moll-Messe with the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra, Mozart´s c-Moll-Messe with the Gross Point Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn´s Elias and Mozart´s Requiem with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra in Michigan as well as a solo concert with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and an Opera Gala with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. In the Berliner Philharmonie she could be heard with Mozart-Arias with the Deutsche Kammerorchester Berlin.

Future projects include her role debuts as Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), Tatjana (Eugene Onegin), Marguerite (Faust), Desdemona (Otello) and Elsa (Lohengrin) – just to name a few.

Jacquelyn Wagner studied at the Manhattan School of Music and at the Oakland University of Michigan and won numerous international competitions like the International Voice Competition Francisco Vinas, the Voice Competition Renata Tebaldi and the Panasonic Voice Competition in New York in Alice Tully Hall. She received special mention at the Palm Beach Opera Competition junior division two years in a row, and was twice a recipient of the Jenny Lind Society Scholarship. She is also a recipient of a Fulbright Study Grant.