Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano, is following in the footsteps of the American singers of the Golden Age. A versatile performer, she has succeeded in a broad range of styles including opera, operetta, concert, and musical theater. A recipient of the Emerging Artists Award from the Business Committee for the Arts in New York City, she has sung throughout the United States. She has appeared as a soprano soloist in pops concerts with Indianapolis Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Utah Festival Opera and Kentucky Center for the Arts.
On the operatic stage Jacqueline has had much success singing all three heroines in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman (Opera in the Heights), Adina in Donizetti’s L'Elisir d'Amore (Treasure Coast Opera), Musetta in La Boheme (Metro Lyric Opera) Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor Utah Festival Opera), Valencienne in The Merry Widow with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society in New Orleans, Serpina in La Serva Padrona with Palm Beach Opera under the direction of Maestro Anton Guadagno, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Lansing Opera Company.
Jacqueline has had the honor of premiering many new works with some of the area’s finest composers, including Frank Retzel, Dana Richardson, Richard Brooks and Mavis Pan . On the lighter side, she has also performed with the Encores Series at City Center NYC in their productions of Loewes’ Music in the Air, Gershwin’s Of thee I sing and Irving Berlin’s Face the Music; in which, she also appears on the cast album for DRG and Laurey in Oklahoma! with the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.