Jacqueline makes maiden performance

MAIDEN PERFORMANCE: Jacqueline Duckworth performs with the Redland Sinfonia at RPAC on August 26.

MAIDEN PERFORMANCE: Jacqueline Duckworth performs with the Redland Sinfonia at RPAC on August 26.

Dramatic soprano Jacqueline Duckworth, winner of the Redland Sinfonia Prize at the Redlands Eisteddfod, makes her first appearance as a soloist with Redland Sinfonia in Maiden Voyage, the final concert in the Redland Sinfonia’s season at RPAC. 

Ms Duckworth is a regular performer at the Cleveland Uniting Church where she has given many recitals with piano, including Celtic Dreaming and La Rose Mystique.  She has also participated in many choral concerts with Vocal Manoeuvres.

Conductor of the Redland Sinfonia, Dr Graeme Denniss said he hoped this concert would be a good launching pad to help Jacqueline to achieve her goal of singing major roles in opera. 

”Jacqueline has a truly remarkable voice, and she has great potential to become a leading lady.,” Dr Denniss said.

“The orchestra gives regular performance opportunities to up and coming young musicians from the Redlands, to help them gain experience and build their profile as performers.”

Duckworth  will song some of the best-loved arias from opera, including O Mio Babbino Caro, Dido’s Lament, and Vilja from The Merry Widow and Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber.  These will be complemented by orchestral overtures from operas  Die Fledermaus and the Magic Flute, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and  Pachelbel’s canon.

Mr Denniss gives informative introductions to all the music, greatly enhancing the concert experience.

Maiden Voyage comes to the Redland Performing Arts Centre on 2pm on Saturday,  August 26. Tickets are $30, $24, $15 and $22.  Book on 3829 8131 or visit www.rpac.com.au