Heartbreak: Australian mezzo Jacqui Dark’s untimely passing leaves Pinchgut devastated. Our love to her family.

By | October 4, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Australian mezzo-soprano Jacqui Dark has passed away, according to a statement from Pinchgut Opera. Dark was known for her irrepressible humor and energy, making her one of the greatest in her field. Pinchgut Opera expressed their condolences and sent their love to Dark’s family and loved ones.

Jacqui Dark, one of Australia’s most cherished mezzo-sopranos, has passed away, leaving her colleagues and friends at Pinchgut Opera devastated. The news of her death has left the opera community in mourning as they remember her exceptional talent and vibrant spirit.


Born with a gift for music, Dark’s journey as a mezzo-soprano began early in her life. She studied at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where her exceptional voice quickly gained recognition. Dark soon became a prominent figure in the Australian opera scene, captivating audiences with her powerful performances and remarkable stage presence.

Throughout her career, Dark collaborated with various renowned opera companies, including Opera Australia and Pinchgut Opera. Her performances in productions such as “The Coronation of Poppea” and “The Rape of Lucretia” earned her critical acclaim and secured her place as one of Australia’s finest mezzo-sopranos.

Aside from her extraordinary vocal abilities, Dark was also known for her irrepressible sense of humor and infectious energy. Her warm and down-to-earth personality endeared her to everyone she worked with, making her not only a respected colleague but also a close friend to many.

Dark’s legacy extends beyond her numerous stage appearances. She was a devoted advocate for the arts, working tirelessly to promote opera and support emerging artists. Her passion for the art form inspired countless aspiring performers, and her contributions to the opera community will be remembered for years to come.

As news of Dark’s untimely passing spreads, tributes pour in from colleagues, friends, and fans. Pinchgut Opera expressed their sorrow, describing Dark as a dear colleague and close friend. They highlight her unparalleled talent, infectious humor, and boundless energy, affirming her status as one of Australia’s greatest mezzo-sopranos.

In this moment of grief, the opera community sends its love and condolences to Dark’s family and loved ones. Her absence will be deeply felt, but her legacy as a talented artist and cherished friend will continue to resonate within the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her..


@pinchgut said We are heartbroken to hear of the death of Jacqui Dark. A dear colleague and a close friend of us all at Pinchgut. Her irrepressible humour and life and energy made her one of the greatest of all Australian mezzos. We send our love to her family and dear ones.