Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland she completed her bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance at Washington Adventist University. In her undergraduate degree, Denique performed the roles of Clara in Porgy and Bess, Eponine in Les Miserables, the Counsel from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and Cinderella from Warren Martin’s The True Story of Cinderella. Denique also performed many sacred works and featured as the soprano soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G, the Vivaldi Gloria, the Rutter Requiem and the Bach Magnificat in D during her time in undergrad.
At Indiana University, she had the privilege of performing (Maria Stuarda) Maria Stuarda, (Adriana) Adriana Lecouvreur and (Tybalt) Roméo et Juliette in Carol Vaness’ Opera Workshop. She also had the privilege of performing in Heidi Grant Murphy’s Opera Workshop as Fiordiligi in the Act One finale of Così fan tutte. Denique made her debut in IU’s Opera Theatre in The (R)Evolution of Steve Jobs as a chorus member. In the spring of 2019, she performed as a Street Singer in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. During the early 2020 spring season, Denique performed on IU’s opera stage as Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and The Nursing Sister in Suor Angelica.
In the spring season of 2020, Denique performed the role of Anna Maurrant from Kurt Weill’s opera, Street Scene with Young Artist of America. Most Recently, Denique has had the privilege of working with Baltimore Concert Opera, covering the role of Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium as well as featured as a soloist for the annual Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. This spring, Denique will debut the role Rapunzel in Sondheim’s fairy tale classic, Into the Woods with Annapolis Opera.
This upcoming season, Denique will join Des Moines Metro Opera as a 2022 Apprentice Artist. Denique will be preparing and cover studying the title role of Bess, in George Gershwin’s esteemed American classic, Porgy and Bess.
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