Ginger Costa-Jackson

Ginger Costa-Jackson

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“This artist’s Carmen knows her worth and she will defy the cultural norms of her time for the right to live her life her own way….Her downward tones were exquisite and they became multicolored jewels as they spun out over the audience”.  San Diego Opera, Carmen – Opera Wire 

Ginger Costa-Jackson
Mezzo Soprano

Ginger Costa-Jackson is one of the most exciting and versatile artists of her generation. She has regularly performed at the world’s leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Opéra National de Paris, La Monnaie/De Munt, and the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Engagements last season included the title role of Carmen with Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Vancouver Opera and Manitoba Opera, Bradamante in Alcina with Seattle Opera, and Andromaca in Rossini’s Ermione with Washington Concert Opera. Future engagements include a debut with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Cherubino, Bizet’s Carmen with Staatsoper Hamburg and Florida Grand Opera, and a return to Grange Park Opera.

Ginger’s other recent performances include Charlotte in Werther for Grange Park Opera, Preziosilla in La Forza del Destino with A Coruña Opera Festival, the title role of Carmen with the English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Master Voices in New York, Musetta in La Boheme for Seattle Opera, Donna Elvira for Teatro Petruzzelli, Giulietta in Les contes d’Hoffmann for Gran Teatre del Liceu, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte and Cherubino in Le Nozze de Figaro for La Monnaie De Munt, Angelina in La Cenerentola for Seattle Opera, and Despina in Cosi fan tutte for Opéra National de Paris conducted by Philippe Jordan.

She has performed the title role in Carmen for Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Tokyo New National Theater, Nashville Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, and Vancouver Opera to name but a few. For the Metropolitan Opera Ginger has performed Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Lola in Cavelleria Rusticana and Smeton in Anna Bolena, Smaridgi in Francesca da Rimini, Mercedes in Carmen, Nancy T’sang/First Secretary in Nixon in China, Pousette in Manon, Wowkle in La fanciulla del West, Eine Theatergarderobiere/Der Gymnasiast/Ein Groom in Berg’s Lulu, and Myrtale in Thaïs.

Other notable performances include Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte with Seattle Opera (along side her sister Marina Costa Jackson as Fiordiligi), Maddalena in Rigoletto with LA Opera, Donna Elvira at the Coruna Festival, her debut with the San Francisco Symphony in L’Enfant et la Sortileges, Helène in La Belle Helène with Odyssey Opera, and Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia in Toulon.

She is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and is a Samling Scholar.