You may think you know Beethoven’s final symphony, but this major collaboration with the country’s leading contemporary circus company, Circa, will be its most dynamic outing yet. Described as “a revolution in the art of circus”, Circa – under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz – has built an astonishing reputation as a contemporary circus pioneer. […]
Jacqueline recently appeared with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and conductor Guy Noble for an action-packed and fun-filled Proms concert.
Jacqueline recently appeared with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and conductor Guy Noble for an action-packed and fun-filled Proms concert. She now holds the dubious distinction of being the first singer to grace the stage in an animal onesie! https://www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/last-night-of-the-proms1
Jacqui ran away with the circus to appear as a special guest artist at the late-night variety shows in the Spiegeltent for Adelaide Cabaret Festival June 20-22
Warm up your winter at the speakeasy of your dreams, a juniper-fueled musical extravaganza featuring the festival’s biggest stars. Channel your inner barmaid, bootlegger or master distiller and surrender to this late night club full of mischief and mayhem, hosted by Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood, stars of the critically acclaimed hit show, Mother’s Ruin. […]
Jacqueline makes her company and role debut singing Berenice in Farnace with Pinchgut Opera in November, 2019
Vivaldi’s Farnace Vivaldi’s operas are a unique blend of beauty and brilliance, and in Farnace we find the composer at the pinnacle of his operatic career. This rarely performed gem is the ideal candidate to receive the unique Pinchgut touch. Farnace is a passionate drama of political and dynastic intrigue: in the ultimate test of […]
Jacqueline will reprise her Helpmann Award winning role of Herodias in Salome with Opera Australia in March 2019
Beneath desire, depravity. Beneath lust, bloodlust. Beneath the veils, everything is laid bare. In King Herod’s lurid fantasies, lust has no boundaries and desire no limits. Even his own stepdaughter tempts him, taunts him: Salome, the virgin seductress, an innocent with a taste for blood. Strauss’ taboo-breaking opera strips back Oscar Wilde’s play to its […]
Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen as cabaret duo The Strange Bedfellows created and performed a world premiere performance piece Ich Auch, for Port Fairy Spring Music Festival
Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen as cabaret duo The Strange Bedfellows created and performed a world premiere performance piece Ich Auch, for Port Fairy Spring Music Festival. With lyrics by Kanen and Jacqui and music by renowned Australian composer Jessica Wells, the piece was performed with the brilliant Plexus Ensemble to great acclaim. Strange Bedfellows
Jacqui is currently appearing as one of The 100 panel of judges on Channel 7’s new smash-hit entertainment program All Together Now.
Jacqui will perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in their Christmas Pops concert, with fellow Ballarat musician Ben Northey at the podium. It promises to be a delicious Christmas confection!
Like an assortment of presents under the Christmas tree, Christmas Pops features a mix of music and sing-alongs which will appeal to the whole family. Presented by charismatic Australian mezzo-soprano Jacqui Dark and conducted by the acclaimed Benjamin Northey, the NZSO perform works from composers such as Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky – including a […]
Jacqui co-hosted the 2018 Helpmann Awards ceremony, simulcast on ABC TV
Helpmann Award Act II Monday 16 July 2018 Capitol Theatre Sydney Staged on the set of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, this Black Tie event will present Awards in all live performance genres along with celebrating the 2017 Centenary JC Williamson and Sue Nattrass Award recipients, and honouring colleagues In Memoriam. Hosts for […]
Opinion: Australian opera singers are some of the finest in the world – Discuss
Music Love interviews Jacqueline Dark about what music means to her, the state of opera in Australia and much more.