Praised by The New Yorker as “agile and fiery”, “vibrant and masterful” by Opera News, and “superb” by The New York Times, American soprano Jamilyn Manning-White is captivating audiences with her stunning artistry and energetic portrayals.
Her 2017-18 season includes Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Utah State Symphony Orchestra, Awful Event! with the Princess Grace Foundation at NYC’s Baryshnikov Arts Center, and The Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with the Lakes Area Music Festival. In 2015-16 she sang Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with New York City's Litha Symphony Orchestra, Ethel Toffelmeier in The Music Man with Yale Musical Theatre of the Air, the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor with Heartbeat Opera, The Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Musetta in La Bohéme with Bangor Symphony Orchestra, soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with Litha Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven's Mass in C Major and Symphony No. 9 with the Berkshire Choral International, joins Ars Nova Theatre NYC for a performance of Awful Event! Or The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln As Interpreted By The Unseen Internal Organs Of His Wife, and Juliet in The Daughter of Capulet with composer, Thomas Pasatieri at The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice.
In 2014-15 she sang “Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, a soloist in Heartbeat Opera’s Gala performance of Purcell’s Fairy Queen, Gilda in Rigoletto with MidAtlantic Opera, toured throughout Canada and the United States with Broadway’s Promotional Cast singing Phoebe in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, debuted Musetta in La Bohéme with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, and debuted with the American Festival Chorus singing the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana.
Ms. Manning-White’s 2013-14 season included Eurydice in Charpentier’s La descente d'Orphée aux enfers with Gotham Chamber Opera; a return to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Mendelssohn’s “Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; soloist in My Fair Lady in concert with Yale Musical Theatre of the Air; The Opera Singer in The Architecture of Becoming with The Women’s Project at NYC Center Stage (Off-Broadway); and title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Heartbeat Opera. In summer of 2014 she sang Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music and Violetta in A Lover’s Tale (an adaptation/compilation from Verdi, Charles Ludlam and Dumas fils) with the Berkshire Theatre Festival; and The Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte at the Featherstone Arts Center in Martha’s Vineyard. Recent highlights include featured soloist in an evening of opera arias and duets with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, covering Flavia Gemmira in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo with Gotham Chamber Opera, and soloist in Messiah with the New Haven Symphony. She recently sang with the Yale School of Drama and Yale Opera in Poulenc’s one woman opera, La Voix Humaine; Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte; Donna Anna in Don Giovanni; Belinda in Dido and Aeneas; and in Yale’s opera scenes program she sang Elvira in I Puritani and the title role in Anna Bolena. She also sang Violetta in Act IV of La Traviata as a featured soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and sang excerpts from Anna Bolena with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Master Class Series. As a Young American Artist with Glimmerglass Opera, she performed Mrs. Jenks and Laurie in Copland’s The Tender Land, and made her Glimmerglass Opera debut as Clorinda in La Cenerentola. She appeared in the “Killer B’s” and “Latin Lovers” concerts with Steven Blier and the New York Festival of Song, and performed Laetitia in Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief on a tour throughout England with Hand Made Opera, UK.
Recent highlights include the title role in Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, Angelina in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, and Mademoiselle Silberklang in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, all with Utah State Opera Theatre; Najade in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and La Fèe in Massenet’s Cendrillon and Polly in the world premiere of Turin’s The Scarecrow, all with Arizona State Lyric Opera Theatre; The Messiah with the Arizona State Symphonic Orchestra also the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and the Waterbury Symphony. She has appeared in concert with Arizona Opera and Utah Festival Opera, and as soloist in Haydn’s The Creation, Milhaud’s Quatre Chansons de Ronsard, and Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with Arizona State Symphonic Orchestra. She toured in concert with the Teatro Nacional de Santa Ana throughout El Salvador and Guatemala, and has sung in recital with Alan Held, Richard Paul Fink, Mark Adamo and Stephen Schwartz.
Ms. Manning-White has been a recipient of numerous competitions and awards, most recently third-prize winner in the Hugo Kauder International Competition and national winner of the Music Teacher National Association, first-prize winner of the National Association for Teachers of Singing, and is a two time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In 2008, Ms. Manning-White was the winner of the most promising President’s Award of the José Iturbi International Music Competition. She has received awards and honors from the Opera Index, Inc. Competition, the Judy Hellam Music Foundation and the Palm Springs Voice Competition. Ms. Manning-White is a graduate of the prestigious Yale School of Music.
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