“At that performance the mezzo was Jacqueline Dark, who gave a marvellously seductive account of Ravel’s songs.” https://deborahjones.me/2018/04/13/murphy-the-australian-ballet/

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“…Jacqueline Dark gave a spirited performance and her Spanish performance was worthy of the greatest Carmen” https://www.nbr.co.nz/article/nz-operas-candide-splendid-production-major-problem-jd-214238 “James Harrison caught the foppish Maximilian to the last wince, Natasha Wilson was a pert Paquette and Jacqueline Dark uproariously feisty as the Old Lady…” https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12019965

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Emma Matthews opened the concert with three pieces,Du bist die Ruhby Schubert, Gretchen am Spinnradealso bySchubert, and then Morgenby Richard Strauss. Having once struggled with Schubert lieder, myself, it was a joy to hear these two sung as superbly as they deserve. The Letter Duetfrom Mozart’sMarriage of Figarowas the first duet of the evening, and […]

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“In dialogues that brought to mind moments in Opera Australia’s recent performance of Wagner’s Parsifal, mezzo soprano Jacqueline Dark created still beauty and expressive nuance, while Jose Carbo sang with rounded noble strength and colour grained with suffering. The choir sang the angelic moments with well moulded shape though with some intonation strain in quiet […]

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5 Stars says Brian Godfrey of Glam Adelaide. “There is never a question about the vocal skills of these two fine performers.  Each genre is sung with gusto and wholly appropriate timbre…  few opera singers can achieve this.  But hang on… they can act as well!  Their work is wry, vicious, visceral and provocative, with […]

Posted in REVIEW. Comments Off on Glam Adelaide Review: Strange Bedfellows, Adelaide Cabaret Festival

I just had to ask Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen what we could expect from them in their Adelaide Cabaret Festival performance, Strange Bedfellows – Bedlam. This is their second time at the Festival, and their previous effort earned a Green Room nomination at the 2015 Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

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Thursday 8th June 2017, 6:30pm, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House Sydney Symphony Orchestra brings back annual favourite LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS, this time under the baton of multi-talented Guy Noble with guest soloist, acclaimed star of Opera, Musical Theatre and Cabaret, Jacqueline Dark.

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★★★★☆ Thrilling choral theatrics abound when the church goes to the opera. Clever idea for a programme this: an evening of musical prayers juxtaposing a sacred masterwork by a great Italian opera composer with a series of operatic supplications to divine beings by his contemporaries.

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