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American Soprano Jacqueline Milena was nineteen when she received her first professional engagement with the Louisville Orchestra, in which she sang Olympia’s aria from Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann. A winner of the Emerging Artists award from the Business Committee for the Arts, Jacqueline has been seen on Broadway with the City Center “Encores” series in Music in the Air, Face the Music and Of thee I Sing.  Her opera roles include: the three heroines in  Tales of Hoffmann, Manon in Massenet’s Manon, Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata which she first performed under the baton of Maestro Steven White, Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Musetta in La Bohème, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Gilda in Rigoletto and the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah. She has performed with The Utah Festival Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Kentucky Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Treasure Coast Opera, Metro Lyric Opera, Opera in the Heights, Lansing Lyric and Indiana University Opera Theater. As a concert soloist, she has performed Claude Debussy’s La damoiselle élue with the Adelphi Symphony, Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with Hunter College Symphony in New York City, Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 with the Fairfield County Chorale and the Westchester Choral Society of New York, Handel’s Athalia in collaboration with the Transfiguration Ensemble and the Queens Chamber Band, and performed Johann Strauss’ Frühlingsstimmen and Glinka’s Grustna Mne from Russlan and Lydmilla with the Columbus Symphony of Indiana, as well as, Kodaly’s Te Deum and Poulenc’s Gloria with the Choral Arts Society of Louisville. She has also appeared as a soprano soloist in pops concerts with Palm Beach Opera, Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Brevard Music Festival Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Utah Festival Opera and Kentucky Center for the Arts.


Jacqueline has had the honor of premiering many new works with some of the area’s finest composers, including Mary Carol Warwick, Frank Retzel, Dana Richardson, Richard Brooks and Mischa Zupko. She received her Masters of Music from Indiana University under the tutelage of Patricia Wise and her Bachelors of Music from the University of Louisville under Edith Davis Tidwell.

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