The Costa-Jackson Sisters are a trio of operatic singers: mezzo-soprano Ginger, spinto lyric soprano Marina, and coloratura soprano Miriam. With hundreds of performances in forty eminent houses across the world, the Costa-Jacksons have a combined total of sixteen years of professional experience. Their concert tours of Russia included performances in the palaces of St. Petersburg and the Bolshoi. They collaborated with the late Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Minsk. In the United States, they have given concerts from San Francisco to Nantucket.
Opera Today predicted Ginger would be "the world's gypsy-ofchoice" because (wrote Berkshire Fine Arts) she "closely resembles Angelina Jolie" with an "extraordinary, rich mezzo." So it has proven to be. She sings Carmen with San Diego Opera and Seattle Opera this year. However, she also loves the challenge of feisty and humorous roles like Rosina (Metropolitan Opera), Dorabella (Seattle Opera), Despina (Opera national de Paris), Cherubino (La Monnaie), and Helene (Odessy Opera).
Bachtrack wrote that Marina’s “instrument was created for big moments. It’s a duskily, glinting spinto with a killer high C, tailor-made for verismo roles.” While Mimì and like roles are a mainstay for Marina, big moments for Verdi’s romantic Desdemona (Otello) and Leonora (Il Trovatore) show her “true mastery…holding us in the palm of her hand” (Broadway World). She appears with Grange Park Opera (Don Carlo) and LA Opera (La Bohéme) to again prove her versatility this year.
Miriam’s coloratura (vocal fireworks) ignited her older sisters’ interest in opera. As a student, Miriam was the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Magda (La Rondine) and Rosita (Luisa Fernanda). Miriam’s professional debut came in 2018 when her innocent Michaëla appeared opposite Ginger’s seductive Carmen (Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice). In a twist, this season Miriam’s Clorinda will try to thwart Ginger’s Angelina in Seattle Opera’s La Cenerentola.