Soprano Jamilyn Manning-White, praised by The New Yorker as "agile and fiery", "vibrant and masterful" by Opera News, and "superb" by The New York Times, is captivating audiences with her stunning artistry and energetic portrayals.
In the 2018-19 season, Ms. Manning-White joined Opera Philadelphia’s O18 Festival, stepping in on less than twenty-four hours notice to cover Patricia Racette in La Voix Humaine. She was also featured as Eurydice, debuting a new composition by Royce Vavrek and Daniel Schlosberg as Medusa in Heartbeat Opera’s DRAGUS MAXIMUS Drag Extravaganza. Later in the season, Ms. Manning-White will return to Litha Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 as well as a return to Hartford Symphony Orchestra for Vaughn Williams’s Dona nobis pacem and a company debut with Salt Marsh Opera, singing The Queen of the Night in their production of The Magic Flute. In the spring of 2020, Ms. Manning-White will return to the Bangor Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, Hartford Symphony as the soprano soloist in Beethoven No. 9, and to Heartbeat Opera to sing the Witch in their reimagining of Macbeth titled Lady M. During the 2017-18 season, Ms. Manning-White’s engagements included Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Utah State Symphony Orchestra, Awful Event! with the Princess Grace Foundation at NYC’s Baryshnikov Arts Center and Der Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte with the Lakes Area Music Festival.
Her 2015-16 season included Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Litha Symphony Orchestra, Ethel Toffelmeier in Music Man with Yale Musical Theatre of the Air, the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor with Heartbeat Opera, Der Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Musetta in La Bohéme with Bangor Symphony Orchestra, soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with Litha Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven's Mass in C Major and Symphony No. 9 with the Berkshire Choral International. She also joined Ars Nova Theatre NYC for a performance of Awful Event! Or The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln As Interpreted By The Unseen Internal Organs Of His Wife, and sang the role of Juliet in The Daughter of Capulet with composer, Thomas Pasatieri at The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice.
During the 2014-15 season Ms. Manning-White sang “Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, was a soloist in Heartbeat Opera’s Gala performance of Purcell’s Fairy Queen. She also made a role and company debut as Gilda in Rigoletto with MidAtlantic Opera, toured throughout Canada and the United States with Broadway’s Promotional Cast singing Phoebe in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, debuted Musetta in La Bohéme with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, and debuted with the American Festival Chorus singing the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana.
Ms. Manning-White’s 2013-14 season included Eurydice in Charpentier’s La descente d'Orphée aux enfers with Gotham Chamber Opera; a return to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Mendelssohn’s “Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; soloist in My Fair Lady in concert with Yale Musical Theatre of the Air; The Opera Singer in The Architecture of Becoming with The Women’s Project at NYC Center Stage (Off-Broadway); and title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Heartbeat Opera. In the summer of 2014 she sang Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music and Violetta in A Lover’s Tale (an adaptation/compilation from Verdi, Charles Ludlam and Dumas fils) with the Berkshire Theatre Festival; and Die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte at the Featherstone Arts Center in Martha’s Vineyard.
Ms. Manning-White attended the Yale School of Music, performing Poulenc’s one woman opera, La Voix Humaine; with the Yale School of Drama and with Yale Opera as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas. Ms. Manning-White also sang excerpts from Anna Bolena with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Master Class Series.
Ms. Manning-White has also been a recipient of numerous competitions and awards, most recently third-prize winner in the Hugo Kauder International Competition and national winner of the Music Teacher National Association, first-prize winner of the National Association for Teachers of Singing, and is a two time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She has received awards and honors from the Opera Index, Inc. Competition, the Judy Hellam Music Foundation and the Palm Springs Voice Competition.