Hailed for her “rich, unique tone”
and “commanding stage presence”
Mezzo-Soprano Jessica Costelloe is a graduate of
The Juilliard School, NYC.
Operatic roles include: At Juilliard, Zita (Puccini; Gianni Schicchi), Oberon (Britten; A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Genevieve (Paul Hindemith; The Long Christmas Dinner) and Mrs. Todd (Menotti; The Old Maid and the Thief). At Chautauqua Opera NYC; Mercedes (Bizet; Carmen), Larina (Tchaikovsky; Eugene Onegin), Mrs. McLean (Carlysle Floyd; Susannah) Pallade (Monteverde; L’incoronazione di Poppea). For Banff Opera (Canada), with thanks to the Ruby Mercer Opera Award, she was seen performing the role of “Alma March” for the Canadian premier of Mark Adamo’s Operatic adaptation of “Little Women”, “Kate Pinkerton” (Puccini; Madame Butterfly rfuly) Japan Opera Festival, "Flora" (Verdi; La Traviata) Al Bustan Festival, Beirut.
In recital Jessica made her Alice Tully Hall (NYC) debut where she performed Gustav Mahler’s “Rückert Lieder” with the Juilliard Orchestra. 2016 saw her debut at the National Concert Hall, Dublin where she has since been invited back to perform throughout the years, as well as the mezzo soloist in Tippets “A Child of Our Time” and Mozart's “Requiem” with the Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, St Albans Cathedral, UK.
In both 2013 and 2014 Jessica was a Young Artist for Garsington Opera (UK), followed by Grange Park Opera, in 2015 and returned to perform with them for their 2018 Season.
In 2019, Jessica was seen performing the role of "Flora" in Verdi's "La Traviata" at the Al Bustan Festival, Beirut under the baton of Gianluca Marcianò, and returned as a Young Artist at Grange Park Opera where she will perform in both "Don Carlo" (Verdi) and (Witch cover) in"Hänsel und Gretel" (Humperdinck).
With the 2020 season cancelled due to the pandemic, Jessica , along with some of the worlds leading opera stars, is working with Grange Park Opera to help to bring special, musical messages to those who are separated from loved ones during this difficult time.
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