photo: Kristin Hoebermann

Soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine is acclaimed for her “utterly thrilling, agile voice” and praised for bringing “pathos, beauty, and heartbreaking skill” to her performances. She has performed on the stages of Los Angeles Opera, Minnesota Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Chicago Opera Theater, Austin Opera, Utah Opera, Fort Worth Opera, the Madison Symphony, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, The National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, and the Santa Fe Symphony, among many others.

In recent seasons, Guarrine has been seen at the Austin, Utah, and Florentine Operas in her signature role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and Opera Omaha as Poppea in Handel’s Agrippina. She “traversed the Fiakermilli’s coloratura flights with ease and clarity” in Richard’s Strauss’ Arabella for the Minnesota Opera, and delivered “a lovely Pamina, singing with warmth, depth, and relaxed power” in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

A native of Peoria IL, Guarrine holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University, and received her M.M. and D.M.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Distinguished Collins Fellow. She is an alumna of some of the country’s most prestigious young artist programs: the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, and Wolf Trap Opera as a Filene Artist. Guarrine has presented masterclasses to young singers throughout the United States, and proudly serves as Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Transparent Boundaries

Release Date: June 12, 2020
Catalog Number: NV6290
21st Century
Vocal Music
For centuries, writers have documented the awe brought about by the pristine wilderness and untamed expanses of the American Midwest and West. Three authors in particular—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson—beautifully documented the boundless optimism and sense of opportunity that the country’s vast natural resources inspired and heralded a new era of American thought.