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Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Arizona Opera

Dido and The Sorceress in DIDO AND AENEAS with the Mark Morris Dance Group and Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra


“Mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck sang both the Dido and Sorceress roles, impressing with her shimmery, aching vibrato.”

– The Los Angeles Times

Ruggiero in ALCINA with director R.B. Schlather at New York City’s Whitebox Art Center


“…mezzo Jamie Van Eyck as the haunted, vacant-eyed Ruggiero was eloquent in her character’s exquisite slow arias.”

– The New York Times

Cherubino in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Arizona Opera


“Cherubino is a character with his feet planted firmly on a cloud. Jamie Van Eyck filled the bill perfectly, singing her arias with polished tones and bringing the audience thoughts of first love.”

– Opera Today

Concert of French song featured in “Saint-Saëns and His World” at the Bard SummerScape Festival


“…accomplished mezzo Jamie Van Eyck pleased the crowd with Delibes’ magic.”

– Opera News

MESSIAH with the Lexington Philharmonic


“Jamie Van Eyck deployed her plummy, rich mezzo-soprano with robust sound throughout her range, and delivered the text with utmost clarity.”

– Lexington Herald Leader

Meg in LITTLE WOMEN with Utah Opera


“Mezzo Jamie Van Eyck, as Jo’s sister Meg, was luminescent in “Things change, Jo,” touching all but her unyielding sister.”

– Opera News

Soloist with the Five Boroughs Music Festival in the Manhattan premiere of the Five Borough Songbook


“Van Eyck brought drama to the mourning, accusing “Refugee Blues” (Mohammed Fairouz), wistfulness to Renée Favand-See’s “Looking West on a Humid Summer Evening,” and lightly aired the brittle wit of Gabriel Kahane’s “Coney Island Avenue.”

– Opera Today

The Drummer in THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS with Boston Lyric Opera


“Ms. Van Eyck sings the Drummer with a quirkiness that suits the role, essentially a cheerleader and mouthpiece for Emperor Overall.”

– The New York Times

“Boston Lyric Opera had a major triumph with its second offering of the season, a fiercely intelligent, entertaining production of Viktor Ullmann’s one-act opera The Emperor of Atlantis…  As Drummer, mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck was breezy and brassy as Emperor Überall’s heraldic majorette.”

– Opera News

“Jamie Van Eyck is persuasive as the Drummer, a zealous Eva Braun-like figure.”

– The Boston Globe

“The singers were well chosen for strong voices and excellent English diction…  Mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck made an imposing and sinister Drummer, always leading a parade, even when none of the others were following.”

– Boston Phoenix

“Van Eyck’s clean tone and blond presence gave an excellent portrayal of the shallow, smiling aggressiveness of the Drummer.”

– The Boston Musical Intelligencer

The Daughter in the world premiere of THE AFTER-IMAGE with Boston Lyric Opera


“[The opera] traces the emotional arc of a young woman musing over a photograph of her father as a young soldier… mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck sang the role’s arias affectingly.”

– The New York Times

“Beaudoin’s song cycle, revolving around the photo of a dead soldier lovingly memorialized by his daughter, was beautifully acted and sung by mezzo Jamie Van Eyck and bass Kevin Burdette. The instrumentation was unobtrusive but alluring, and the vocal settings, especially those for Van Eyck, powerful.”

– The Boston Herald

“Jamie Van Eyck’s graceful mezzo supplied an excellent contrast to the other-worldly bass of Kevin Burdette.”

– The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with The Madison Symphony Orchestra


“The strong mezzo-soprano, Jamie Van Eyck, is a true talent, offering a sweet, understated tone on “Urlicht” (Primal Light).”

– The Capital Times

Cherubino in THE MARRIAGE OF FIAGRO with Opera Theater of St. Louis


“Jamie Van Eyck enlivens the proceedings as Cherubino, and shows a real knack for the physical business required by the part.”

– Broadway World

Miss Jessel in THE TURN OF THE SCREW with Madison Opera


“[As Peter Quint, Gregory Schmidt’s] duet with Jamie Van Eyck as his former lover, Miss Jessel, is a high point of the show.  Van Eyck’s mezzo voice is as graceful as it is powerful.”

– The Capital Times

Melanto in IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA with Wolf Trap Opera


“Jamie Van Eyck (Melanto) and David Portillo (Pisandro) sang brightly and jumped into the amorous side of the action with relish.”

– Opera News

“Jamie Van Eyck was a standout as the flirtatious maid, Melanto.”

– The Washington Post

“As Melanto, Penelope’s wanton maidservant, energetic mezzo Jamie Van Eyck provided a delightful and unserious counterpoint.”

– The Washington Times

The Pursuit of Love, recital with Steven Blier at Wolf Trap


“Mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck brought sumptuous strength to songs from Granados’s Tonadillas, notably the smoldering “Love and Hate” and the intense “The Gaze of the Maja,” with its eerie accompaniment.”

– The Washington Post

Mama in WHAT NEXT? at the Tanglewood Music Festival


“[The role of] Mama was performed beautifully with exacting musical precision and strong charisma by Jamie Van Eyck.”

– The Hartford Courant

Berta in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Utah Opera


“Mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck, as Rosina’s governess Berta, provided a textbook example of making the most of a small role. Her lovely performance of the character’s single aria was a highlight Saturday.”

– The Salt Lake Tribune

Ruggiero in ALCINA with UW-Madison Opera Theater


“Jamie Van Eyck’s lyric mezzo seems made to play Ruggiero.  Her smooth mezzo tone fits Handel’s music beautifully, notably in the gentle, emotional “Verdi prati” and the colorful “Sta nell’Ircana pietrosa tana,” which Van Eyck ornaments well.”

– The Capital Times

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Drummer in “Emperor of Atlantis” | Boston Lyric Opera


Milli in “Der Ferne Klang” | Bard SummerScape Festival


Dorabella in “Cosi fan tutte” | Wolf Trap Opera


Kate Pinkerton in “Madame Butterfly” |  Butterfly Madison Opera