Marina Costa-Jackson, soprano
"Upcoming roles during the AVA 2013-2014 season include Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, and Liza in Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame."
Soprano Marina Costa-Jackson is a resident artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the 2013-2014 season she will perform Liza in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, and Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata. She also had concerts with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia. Violetta is a role she sang previously with the Utah Lyric Opera, and the Lyric Opera Ensemble of the University of Utah. Ms. Costa-Jackson is an Italian-American, born in Las Vegas, Nevada, but raised in Utah and Italy. She studied Vocal Performance at Utah State University, the University of Utah, and privately in Italy. She now studies with Bill Schuman. She received grants and awards from the Giulio Gari Foundation, the Licia Albanese- Puccini Foundation, the Mario Lanza Institute, the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation, the George London Foundation, and the Giargiari Bel Canto Competition.
• Amelia, Un ballo in maschera, Verdi
• Dulcinée, Don Quichotte, Massenet
• Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte, Mozart
• Liza, Pique Dame, Tchaikovsky
• Mimì, La bohème, Puccini
• Nedda, Pagliacci, Leoncavallo
• Violetta, La traviata, Verdi
"Soprano Marina Costa-Jackson as Liza is a consummate performer – her voice, her stage presence, her characterization were all spot on. She is simply lovely to watch and hear and has a masterful level of range and
"Marina Costa-Jackson has sonic soprano power and makes the most of them...she delivers with sterling control."
- Huffington Post
"Ms. Costa-Jackson’s “Stridono lassù” from “Pagliacci” was imbued with heartfelt emotion and the warmth of her polished soprano; just as noticeable was a sense of her enjoying the melodies she was singing."
- The New York Times