Jacqueline Mabardi is an opera singer, concert performer and oratorio recitalist who is also at home in musical theatre and operetta having worked in all these fields.
Jacqueline was born in Brisbane beginning her career with Opera Queensland in their Choice Voices programme, singing Second Lady in The Magic Flute and solo concerts with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has worked extensively in Australia and internationally. Some of Jacqueline’s operatic achievements include: soloist at the Shalyapin music festival in Kazan, Russia; Aida at the Helicon Theater Moscow; gala concerts for the opening of the Galina Vischnewskaja Opera Centre, Moscow; televised performances for the Bolshoi Theatre and Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow; Lisa in Pique Dame for the Ravenna festival, Italy; televised performances of Nedda in Paglacci in Lithuania; Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus in Germany; Pamina in The Magic Flute and Amelia in Un ballo in maschera in Australia. She also sang the title role in Tosca for 4MBS-FM, Australia.
In 2006, Jacqueline sang the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni for the 4MBS-FM Music Festival in Brisbane and Rosalinde in Opera Queensland’s production of Die Fledermaus which was performed in Brisbane and then toured Queensland.
More recently, she sang the role of Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel for Opera Queensland, was soprano soloist for Opera in the Markets in Melbourne, performed The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro for State Opera of South Australia and appeared with the Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.
In 2009, Jacqueline Mabardi sang Minnie in a new production of La fanciulla del West for State Opera of South Australia and appeared in Opera Australia's New Year's Eve Gala in Sydney. The following year, she sang Minnie as well as the title role in Tosca for Opera Australia.
In 2011, Jacqueline appeared as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Curly’s Wife in Of Mice and Men and Musetta in La bohème for Opera Australia. She maintained her association with the national company in 2012 by undertaking the title role in Aida for their Sydney Winter Season; she also appeared as Musetta and Public Opinion in Orpheus in the Underworld for SOSA.
In 2013, Jacqueline Mabardi will sing Amelia in Un ballo in maschera in Melbourne and the title role in Tosca in Brisbane.