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Jacqueline Woodley


Canadian soprano Jacqueline Woodley is known for her versatility, fluidly changing styles, moving from early to modern music, from lied to opera.


She has performed several roles on the operatic stage, among which Milica-Bride (Svadba), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Waldvogel (Siegfried), Tina (Flight), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Adèle (Die Fledermaus) , Nataliya (Oksana G.), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Dahlia (M’dea Undone), Galatea (Acis and Galatea), Valencienne (The Merry Widow), and Dafne (Apollo e Dafne), for houses such as the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Philadelphia Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Edmonton Opera, Tapestry Opera, Calgary Opera, and Toronto Masque Theatre.

Jacqueline Woodley in the role of Milica (Svadba/Sokolovic)

Concerts and Festivals

Jacqueline Woodley regularly sings with symphony orchestra and baroque ensemble – Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), Edmonton Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Clavecin en concert, Les Boréades – performing works such as Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem and concerts arias, Haendel’s Messiah, Bach’s Saint-John’s Passion, B-minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Fauré’s Requiem, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, and Mahler’s Symphony Nº 8.

She also graces the stage of several festivals, including Vancouver Early Music, Ottawa Chamberfest, Festival Montréal Baroque, Brott Music Festival and the Fête de la musique de Tremblant.

Canadian Music and Discography

An ardent performer of Canadian music, she has premièred works by Ana Sokolović, Laurence Jobidon, Aaron Gervaix, Gilbert Patenaude and Parisa Sabet, in addition to recording Cloud Light, an album featuring the songs of Norbert Palej.

Awards and Studies

Recipient of several awards, among which the Second Prize at the Concours international de mélodies françaises (Festival Classica), the New Discoveries Award (Ottawa Choral Society), the Campos-Tzincoca Prize (Prix d’Europe) and the David & Ann Award (Canadian Opera Company), Jacqueline Woodley was a member of the Studio Ensemble of the Canadian Opera Company and is a graduate of McGill University.

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Jacqueline Woodley in the role of Cherubino (Nozze di Figaro/Mozart)