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. Her upcoming performances include debuts with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the title role of Suor Angelica for the San Diego Opera, the title role of Tosca for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and her debut as Puccini’s Manon Lescaut for North Carolina Opera.
Marina opened the 2019-20 season with Los Angeles Opera as Mimi in La Boheme, followed by her role debut as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin with Seattle Opera. Engagements canceled due to COVID included Nedda in I Pagliacci with Michigan Opera Theatre, Mimi in La Boheme with the for Opéra national de Paris, and Amelia in Simon Boccanegra with the Washington Concert 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 Rohanwith 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.