Musician. Actress. Artist. Storyteller. The apex of all creative pursuits is personified in Jacqueline Dark. (And on top of it all, she’s also a genius in physics.) Jacqueline is an Australian mezzo-soprano whose career thus far has fulfilled the bucket-lists of so many aspiring singers, covering the spectrum from Wagner’s Fricka to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s […]

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As host for the evening, comedian Denise Scottwill be joined on stage by presenters Burkhard Dallwitz, (screen composer and multiple Screen Music Award winner), producer Elisa Argenzio (Underbellyand the Wolf Creektelevision series), CEO of Film Victoria Jenni Tosi, and Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries in Victoria. Rounding out the presenters list is actor […]

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“At that performance the mezzo was Jacqueline Dark, who gave a marvellously seductive account of Ravel’s songs.”

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“…Jacqueline Dark gave a spirited performance and her Spanish performance was worthy of the greatest Carmen” “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…”

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“The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.” – Edgar Allan Poe The Nose. Even the title gives you a clue. This is no ordinary opera, but rather a ferociously difficult array of pitches to be sung in constantly changing time signatures, performed as a kaleidoscopic […]

Posted in Diary. Comments Off on Read Jacqui’s cheeky behind-the-scenes diary of the creation of Barrie Kosky’s production of Shostakovich’s comic masterpiece The Nose, written for Audrey Journal

The ever-fabulous mezzo gives us a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Black Rider for Victorian Opera and Malthouse. “Come on in … take off your skin, and dance around in your bones.” An utterly appropriate line from a show in which skin-shedding, shape-shifting and bone-rattling choreography reign supreme. This rehearsal period for Malthouse Theatre and Victorian […]

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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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They are back, and Bedlam is every bit as sensational as their first foray into the dark world of Berlin Kabarett and opera inspired cabaret. The Strange Bedfellows are opera singers, Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen, taking time out for a walk on the wild side.

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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 […]

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