Praised by the New York Times for being “dramatically and musically alluring…notable for her burnished timbre and subtle phrasing,”
Italian-American soprano Marina Costa Jackson is thrilling audiences throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Recent engagements include her debut as Tosca with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Mimi in La Boheme with Los Angeles Opera, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin with Seattle Opera, and concerts with Seattle Opera and with CulturArte de Puerto Rico. Last season she sang the title role in Suor Angelica and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with San Diego Opera, and debuted Puccini’s Manon Lescaut for North Carolina Opera. Engagements canceled due to COVID-19 included Nedda in I Pagliacci with Michigan Opera Theatre, Mimi in La Boheme for Opéra national de Paris, and Amelia in Simon Boccanegra with the Washington Concert Opera. Future engagements include Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, her debut as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West with North Carolina Opera, Tosca with Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, and Musetta in La Boheme with Utah Opera.
Recent performances include Elisabetta in Verdi’s Don Carlo with Grange Park Opera, Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello with the Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Bolshoi Opera, and Austin Lyric Opera, Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata with Teatro San Carlos Lisbon, and Oper Köln, Maria in Donizetti’s Maria di Rohan with the Washington Concert Opera, Mimi for Oper Köln, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte for Seattle Opera, Leonora in Il Trovatore for Musica Viva Hong Kong, Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen for Opéra national de Paris, the Verdi Requiem for Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Adalgisa in Belini’s Norma for Dallas Opera for which she was awarded the 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year. She made her Royal Concertgebuow debut as Juilette in A Village Romeo and Juiette conducted my Mark Elder.
Ms. Costa Jackson has performed in concert with Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Andrea Bocelli, and debuted as one of the Costa-Jackson Sisters Trio in the International Festival “Palaces of St. Petersburg”.
Marina is a 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards finalist, and has won top awards from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, and the Opera Index Vocal Competition. In 2016 she was a second-place winner of Operalia and recipient of the Zarzuela Award. Notable awards include the Marcello Giordani Foundation Vocal Competition, the Belvedere Competition, the Mario Lanza Institute, and the George London Foundation. She is a 2016 graduate of the famed Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.