Jasmin White



Jasmin White is the winner of the 2023 Queen Sonja Singing Competition, and the winner of the second prize for voice and the audience-awarded Musiq3 Prize of the Public at the 2023 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

For the 2023/24 season, White returns to the premier Opernstudio at Volksoper Wien for a second season singing Mary in Der fliegende Holländer, Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Martha in The Gospel According to the Other Mary, and Frau Reich in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor. Also this season, White debuts at the Dutch National Opera as The Historian in the world premiere of The Shell Trial and in concert halls across South Korea for the Queen Elisabeth Competition Winners Recital Tour. White will also perform as the contralto soloist in John Adams’ El Niño with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, then again on tour with American Modern Opera Company.

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The result was almost a given. For the kind of stage presence, excess and charm that first prize winner Jasmin White brought to the market square in Bjørvika on Saturday evening, one will have to look for a long time. You could see it as soon as they entered the podium – cheerful and full of energy with clothes, hairstyle and jewelry that led the mind in the direction of Aïda .Their voice … was deep, soft and powerful in their expressive and dramatic performances … And when the award ceremony was completed with another round of Semele, a slight grimace showed the humor that always seemed to be lurking and caused the audience to burst into laughter. We can hope that the first prize will bring them to Norway before too long.
Martine Mergeay

Klassisk Musikk

The American contralto, Jasmin White, demonstrates the flexibility of their voice, the power of their highs, never shrill, sense of drama, versatility – here virtue – and their monumental stability. Unexpected and successful vocalizations … a concentration of all the powers of this immense artist: sense of the stage, beauty of the bass, dramatic tension.
Martine Mergeay

LaLibre (translation)

We have been looking for a winner who has the complete package. And no other singer managed that feat with the same commitment as White did. The Oregon-native was fierce and poised in both pieces, their powerful voice cutting clearly into the hall with clarity of sound and diction. They might have been standing in front of an orchestra, but as an audience member, you could feel the scenes they were inhabiting. The other singers in the competition all managed their own immersive moments, but no one quite managed to sustain you in their dramatic world quite like White did.