American soprano Jacqueline Stucker, described by the Boston Globe as “glowing”, “incandescent” and “a singing actress to be reckoned with”, has won second place at the Glyndebourne Opera Cup. The Glyndebourne Opera Cup is an international competition for opera singers is designed to discover and spotlight the best young singers from around the world, offering a top prize of £15,000 and a platform for launching an international opera career.
Speaking after the competition, Ms Stucker said, “It feels nice to sing on this stage for these people who I really respect, and an amazing jury, and to have the work that I did validated – it feels really, really good.”
Jacquelyn is currently a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House where performed Frasquita in Barrie Kosky’s production of Carmen and her role debut as Azema in Semiramide earlier in the season. She will perform Azema in Semiramide at the Bayerische Staatsoper next June. She will also be featured in a solo recital of world and European premieres of music by John Harbison, Federico Favali and Mark Kilstofte, and a staged recital of Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch, both through Covent Garden.
She received the 2016 Anna Case MacKay Career Advancement Grant from Santa Fe Opera, and was a 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions semi-finalist, and a national semi- finalist in the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Jacquelyn is also the Docia Goodwin Franklin third place winner of the 2015 Lyndon Woodside New York Oratorio Society Competition.