“...thoroughly captivating trio of breezy wood nymphs, pretty and petulant.”
- Ian Ritchie,
Opera going Toronto
"Groote brought a palpable stage presence to the role, and her singing was the best of the evening... there is real, and justified, self-confidence in her voice, an attractive warm tone, and happily secure high notes."
- Mark Morris,
"Groote’s tone possesses a captivating finesse"
- Taylor Long,
Praised for her rich sound and captivating finesse, soprano Jamie Groote is immensely dedicated to her artistry and is creating a reputation for herself as a young singer to watch.
Recently completing her final year in the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Ms. Groote performed Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte, 2nd Wood Nymph Rusalka, La Ciesca Gianni Schicchi, Flora La Traviata, Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and the lead role of Lea in the world premiere of Ian Cusson’s Fantasma with the company.
On the concert platform her repertoire includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and 4, Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Sheherezade, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart's Requiem, and has performed under the batons of Keri-Lynn Wilson, Uri Mayer, Jader Bignamini, Johannes Debus, Patrick Lange, Roberto Kalb, Andrei Fehrer, and Rosemary Thomson. Roles in her current repertoire include Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Fiordiligi, Micaela, Marguerite, Desdemona, Susannah, Ellen Orford, and Mathilde.
Recent and future engagements include her role and company debuts as Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte (Manitoba Opera); and Pamina Die Zauberflöte (Dorset Festival Opera); a series of Holiday Concerts (Edmonton Opera and Edmonton Symphony); Soprano Soloist in the Chamber Soloist Series (Toronto Symphony Orchestra); and covers the Countess Le nozze di Figaro (Canadian Opera Company).
Ms. Groote is an alumna of the Gerdine Young Artist Program (Opera Theater of Saint Louis); Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artist Training Program (Central City Opera); YAVA (Houston Grand Opera); and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Jamie Groote is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management worldwide.
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“Groote sang it with just the right degree of ecstasy combined with solid vocalism, the way it should be sung.”
- Joseph So, Ludwig van Toronto SCRUTINY