Jacqueline Porter, Soprano
Jacqueline Porter holds an honours degree in Music Performance and a Bachelor of Arts (Italian) from the University of Melbourne and was the recipient of the 2010 Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust Scholarship.
Equally at home on the operatic stage and the concert platform, Jacqueline appears regularly with Australia’s major symphony orchestras and choral societies.
She has worked with celebrated conductors including Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Andrew Davis, Richard Egarr and Oleg Caetani, and her recitals and concerts are frequently broadcast on ABC Classic FM.
Her opera roles include Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Despina (Così fan tutte), Drusilla, Virtù and Pallade (L’incoronazione di Poppea); L’Amour (Orpheé et Eurydice); Saskia and Hendrickje Stoffels (Rembrandt’s Wife); Clorinda (Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda) and Momus (Der Streit Zwischen Phoebus und Pan) (Baroque Triple Bill) for Victorian Opera and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) for State Opera South Australia.
Jacqueline has performed Mahler Symphony No. 4 with both Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Mozart’s “Litany of the Blessed Sacrament” for Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Fauré Requiem and Beethoven’s Mass in C for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Haydn Nelson Mass and Mozart Vespers at the Woodend Winter Arts Festival; Purcell’s King Arthur at Brisbane Baroque; St. Matthew Passion for Melbourne Bach Choir; Jephtha for Canberra Choral Society; The Vow (Handel in the Theatre) Judas Maccabeus (Heidelberg Choral Society) and an Art Song recital with Aura Go in the Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Her extensive concert repertoire also features Bach Passions and Cantatas, Berlioz Les Nuits d’été, Britten Les Illuminations, Enescu Vox Maris, Haydn Maria Theresa Mass, Mozart Coronation Mass and Requiem and Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony and Serenade to Music.
Recent performances have included the role of the Princess in Respighi’s The Sleeping Beauty for Victorian Opera, (also performed at Dark Mofo, Hobart) performances with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Exsultate Jubilate, Thaïs and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9), Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (A Night in Vienna), Brahms Requiem (Victoria Chorale), and Handel Salve Regina in St Paul’s Cathedral (with the University of Melbourne).
In 2018 Jacqueline features at the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, sings the title role in Susanna for Handel In The Theatre, Canberra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Brahms’ Requiem for Festival of Voices in Hobart, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Mozart’s Requiem for Canberra Choral Society, Mozart’s Requiem for Melbourne Bach Choir and recitals at the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival.