Jacqueline Marx*
Mezzo Soprano

*Representation in Mid Atlantic region only

OPERA BIO

Jacqueline Marx, mezzo soprano is a uniquely gifted and versatile performer whose outstanding voice and persona always make a memorable, indelible impression.  Miss Marx’s fascinating career spans the gamut between the sacred and secular worlds of music.  Besides serving synagogues full-time throughout portions of her career, she has made significant opera, musical theater and concert stage appearances internationally and throughout the U.S.

Favored roles include Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, both the Witch and Mother in Hansel and Gretel, Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, Baba in Menotti’s The Medium, and both Dame Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff and Mistress Quickly in Vaughan William’s Sir John in Love with such companies as Ashlawn-Highland Summer Festival, Amato Opera, Connecticut Operetta, Quisisana Opera/Maine, Brevard Music Festival, M.I.T. Opera Theater and University of New Mexico Opera Theatre.  Musical Theater appearances of note include Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, Bloody Mary in South Pacific and Aunt Eller in Oklahoma. Miss Marx has also enjoyed forays into such coveted operetta roles as Katisha in The Mikado and Clotilde in The New Moon.

As Cantor Marx, the mezzo soprano’s pulpit singing has been extensive and widely sought after for the Jewish High Holidays.  Her teaching experience ranges from classroom music in synagogue religious schools to private voice lessons to Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutorials to conducting children’s, teens and adult choirs.

Jacqueline Marx was ordained Cantor at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s School of Sacred Music in 1997, where she also earned a Master of Sacred Music degree. Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the acclaimed Cincinnati College / Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Opera from the Boston Conservatory.

RESUME

ENGAGEMENTS
Opera
Witch / Mother Hansel & Gretel
Dame Quickly Falstaff (Verdi)
Maddalena Rigoletto
Art Song Recital Kendall Opera House
Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte
Third Lady The Magic Flute
Baba The Medium
Mistress Quickly Mistress Quickly Adelaide
Title Role (Mom) Mom Sings an Aria / 2003 World Premiere by Alan Stringer
Operetta / Musical Theater
Prince Orlovsky Die Fledermaus
Iolanthe Iolanthe
Katisha The Mikado
Clotilde The New Moon
Bloody Mary South Pacific
Reno Sweeney Anything Goes
Aunt Eller Oklahoma
Madame Dubonnet The Boy Friend
Nancy Bye Bye Birdie
 
CONCERT / ORATORIO
Judea Reform Congregation (Dr. Allan Friedman) Shir HaShirim(Song of Songs 2018
Judea Reform Congregation (Dr. Allan Friedman) Erev Shabbat / Torah Musical Service 2018
Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra (Bernstein) Jeremiah Symphony(Soloist) 2002
Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra (Bernstein) Rueckertlieder(Soloist) 2002
Congregation Albert (Alice Parker) An American Kedusha 2001
Congregation Albert (Aaron Copland) In The Beginning 2001
Congregation Albert (G.F. Handel) Samson(Role of Micah) 2000
University of New Mexico Orchestra/Chorus (Ernst Bloch) Avodath HaKodesh 2000
Marlboro Symphony, Marlboro, MA (Beehoven) Ninth Symphony
New York Oratorio Society, NYC (G.F. Handel) Theodora
 
PULPIT WORK
Congregation B’nai Sholom / Blountville, TN High Holy Days Cantor 2013-present
Judea Reform Congregation / Durham, NC B’nai Mitzvah Tutor 2014-present
Judea Reform Congregation Hebrew Enrichment Specialist 2016-present
Temple Emanu-El / Edison NJ Cantor 2009-2013
Marlboro Jewish Center / Marlboro, NJ B’nai Mitzvah Tutor Fall/Winter 2008
Temple Shaari Emeth / Manalapan, NJ Music Teacher / Hebrew School 2008 – 2012
Shaari Emeth Adult Education Instructor 2008 – 2010
Temple Sinai of Roslyn B’nai Mitzvah Tutor 8/2008 –12/2008
Congregation Beth Israel / Corpus Christi, TX Cantor (High Holy Days) 2008
Temple Rodeph Torah of Western Monmouth Cantor 10/2004- 2008
Congregation Albert / Albuquerque, New Mexico Cantor 1997-2004
Community Reform Temple / Westbury, NY Cantorial Intern 1994-1997
 
RECORDINGS
Live Concert Three Cantors and a Rebbetzin Congregation B’nai Israel / Albuquerque, NM
Rabbi Joe Black Leave a Little Bit Undone SoundsWrite
Live Concert Avodat HaKodesh Ernst Bloch / University of New Mexico
 
PROFESSIONAL / ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS
HUC-JIR SSM Alumni Association Co-Chair / Program Working Group 2008 – 2011
HUC-JIR Honorary Doctor of Music Candidates Evaluation Committee 2007
HUC-JIR School of Sacred Music Cantorial Certification Candidates Adjudicator 2007
Member in Good Standing American Conference of Cantors (ACC) 1997-present
Member in Good Standing HUC-JIR Cantorial Alumni Association 1997-present
Multicultural Council / Albuquerque, NM VP / Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001-2004
Member in Good Standing American Guild of Musical Artists 1990-present
1990-present New Jersey Cantors’ Concert Ensemble 2004-2013
 
EDUCATION
Master of Sacred Music / Investiture as Cantor Hebrew Union College / Jewish Institute of Religion, School of Sacred Music; Jerusalem, Israel / New York, NY
Master of Music in Opera / Voice Performance The Boston Conservatory of Music / Boston, MA
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance University of Cincinnati College / Conservatory of Music;Cincinnati, OH