Jacquelynne Fontaine '05
2015 Outstanding Young Alumni
Biography as it appeared in 2015.
At home on both the operatic and concert stage, Jacquelynne Fontaine was called “a soprano new to us, and all the more wondrous for that” by Alan Rich, reviewer for the NY and LA Times.
Recent operatic lead roles include: Violetta in La Traviata, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Ilia in Idomeneo. She made her professional operetta debut performing Kathie in The Student Prince with the Pittsburgh CLO and was named a “charming and vivacious actress” in Talkin’ Broadway.
Musical theater credits include: Countess Charlotte in “A Little Night Music” with the Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Ragazza in the World Premiere New Musical “A Room With a View” at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, Anna in “The King & I” with Opera North, and Elsa in “The Sound of Music” at North Shore Musical Theater, for which she earned a IRNE nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Recital and orchestral highlights: Sunday’s Live on KUSC at LACMA, Jacaranda Concert Series, Orchestra del Lazio, in Rome Italy, Marina del Rey Orchestra, Redlands Bowl, South Coast Symphony, and the Cal Lutheran Distinguished Speakers Series.
Recent awards include: Loren Zachary Grand National Finalist 2011 and top five Winner 2010; Semi- finalist in the International Competitzione del’ Opera in Dresden; Palm Springs Opera Guild First Place Winner; Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Western Regional Finalist and Disctrict Winner; Burbank Philharmonic Young Artist Winner; Rio Hondo Symphony “Young Artist of the Year”; and the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Los Angeles, “Singer of the Year”.
In 2006, Miss Fontaine was crowned Miss California, and placed in the top ten at Miss America 2007, also winning the talent award for her performance of Puccini’s “Vissi d’arte”. She recently competed her second year of doctoral studies at the Thornton School of Music, and currently studies with David Jones in New York City.
Jacquelynne is currently starring as Carlotta Giudicelli in the National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera", coming to the Pantages Theater from June-August 2015. She is a member of the Actors Equity Assocation (AEA) and represented for classical engagements by John Miller of Pinnacle Arts Management, and by Professional Artists for Musical Theater/Stage engagements.
Jacquelynne is currently starring as Carlotta Giudicelli in the National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera", coming to the Pantages Theater June- August 2015.