A hugely versatile artist, American soprano Jacquelyn Stucker is a graduate of the New England Conservatory with a Doctorate in Musical Arts, and an alumna of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Hailed by The Boston Globe as “glowing,” “incandescent,” and “a singing actress to be reckoned with,” Stucker masters a broad ranging repertoire of concert works, recital, opera, and contemporary music.
In the 2020/21 season, Stucker sings Corinna Il Viaggio a Reims, Voce dal Cielo Don Carlo, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and Pamina Die Zauberflöte at Deutsche Oper Berlin. On the concert platform Stucker joins the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a live streamed performance of Strauss Four Last Songs, as well as appearances with La Nuova Musica and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Stucker was also invited to make her return to Bayerische Staatsoper with her role debut as Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte.
Last season Stucker made two exiting house and role debut as Armida Rinaldo at Glyndebourne and as Gretel Hänsel und Gretel with Deutsche Oper Berlin. Other performances in the 19/20 season include her role debuts as Karolka Jenufa and Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Also, in the 19/20 season Stucker was invited to make her house and role debut as the title role L'incoronazione di Poppea with Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, house and role debut with Boston Lyric Opera as Cleopatra Giulio Cesare and her role debut as Pamina Die Zauberflöte with Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Further recent highlights include both Stucker’s Covent Garden debut and her debut at Bayerische Staatsoper as Azema in David Alden’s new production of Semiramide.
As a Jette Parker Young Artist, highlights at the Royal Opera House included Aphrodite in Henze’s Phaedra, Frasquita in Barrie Kosky’s production of Carmen - broadcast worldwide in March 2018 as part of the ROH Live Cinema Season, Alessandro in Handel’s Berenice, Susanna (Cover) in Le Nozze di Figaro with John Eliot Gardiner conducting, and Prilepa in The Queen of Spades under the baton of Antonio Pappano.
She was a finalist in the London Handel Society Solo Competition; the second-place prize-winner of the inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup; a finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council’s New England Region auditions; a semi-finalist in the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and a National Semi-Finalist in the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
On the concert platform she has performed a solo recital of UK premieres of music by John Harbison, Federico Favali, and Mark Kilstofte; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica; Bach Ich habe genug (BWV 82a) with the Royal Opera House Orchestra; Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch; works by Graupner and Bach with the Handel and Haydn Society, and Beethoven’s “Ah, perfido!” with Grand Harmonie.
Boston Musical Intelligencer
"a magnetic presence and a shimmering gold timbre"
Seen and Heard International
“[…] Jacquelyn Stucker’s Ophélie was particularly well-sung and had a deeply affecting emotional vulnerability.”
“Jacquelyn Stucker displays an exceptionally beautiful soprano as Azema on her Royal Opera debut…”