Jazimina MacNeil is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. Recent and upcoming performances include the roles of Mère Marie in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmèlites, Kate in Britten’s Owen Wingrave, Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Rinaldo in Handel’s Rinaldo, Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Siebel in Faust, Carolina in Hans Werner Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers, Idamente in Idomeneo, Carmen in Peter Brook’s adaptation Le Tragedie de Carmen, The Dog in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, and as the alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem.
Other recent performances include her European solo recital debut with pianist Deirdre Brenner at the Berlin Philharmonic’s Curt Sachs Saal, a concert with the Gulangyu Piano Festival on Gulangyu Island in China, concerts at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony and the Steans Institute, concerts with the Marlboro Music Festival, Chicago Chamber Musicians, String Theory, and the Winners Recital of the Liederkranz Competition in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has also performed the role of Elizabeth Proctor in Robert Ward’s The Crucible with the Chautauqua Institution Music Festival, the alto solo in Duruflé’s Requiem with the Mendelssohn Club Chorus, Ned Rorem’s “Aftermath” with Curtis On Tour, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at the Manhattan School of Music, and Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia with Aspen Opera Theater.
Jazimina received her Bachelors of Music from Manhattan School of Music. She spent three summers studying song at SongFest in Malibu, CA and one summer at the Franz Schubert Institut in Baden Bei Wein, Austria. Jazimina is a student of Marlena Malas.
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