Marina Costa-Jackson


LA Opera's La Bohème


Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson is "dramatically and musically alluring…notable for her burnished timbre and subtle phrasing (The New York Times). In 2022—2023 the Utah Valley University School of Arts features Marina as Mimì (La bohème). Lyric Opera of Kansas City sees her debut in the title role of Tosca; San Diego Opera as Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica) and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi). The pandemic-delayed role of Giulietta (Les contes d'Hoffmann)  with Royal Opera will return in 2024. 


How may we help you?

Professional Inquiries: Marina's agents are Mitchell Piper and Filippo Anselmi of PIPER ARTISTS MANAGEMENT. Call Mr. Anselmi directly by pressing the "AGENT" button at the top of the page, or by dialing +1-212-531-1514. 
Personal contacts: If you wish to email Marina directly, please use the CONTACT page. (And thank you for reaching out!)

The next item as you scroll beyond this help section is a DEMO REEL with highlights from some of Marina's more recent performances (Mimì, Maddalena, Fiordiligi, Lauretta, Violetta). Marina's YouTube CHANNEL has content she produced. Marina's Video Collection PLAYLIST also has videos from Marina's past performances.

These links should be helpful:
* A brief timeline highlights life and career events farther along on this page [SKIP AHEAD]
* Opera News Article (March 2016) — tells about Marina's start in Opera and early career experience
* Broadway World (June 2017) — gives a thorough assessment of Marina's voice and acting with Dallas Opera's announcement of Marina as "2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year"
* THE COSTA-JACKSON SISTERS VIDEO (10 min.) — shows Marina's personality and story in her own words in the context of her family roots

      SKIP AHEAD on this page to read reviews of Marina Costa-Jackson in some of her prominent roles.

Click HERE to go to Marina Costa-Jackson's Calendar. Opéra national de Paris, Seattle Opera, Oper Köln, Grange Park Opera, LA Opera, Washington Concert Opera, and Michigan Opera Theatre have engaged her for the 2019-2020 Season. 

Marina Costa-Jackson as Élisabeth de Valois
Grange Park Opera's production of Don Carlo
Photo credit Robert Workman

"Great physical control...strong...stupendous" —Opera Today
"warm...control...strong...breath-taking" —Seen & Heard-International


Broadway World

Desdemona (Verdi's Otello) • "Costa-Jackson's performance was delightful. The level of technique and reach from her vocal instrument conveyed the emotions within [her character]."


Mimì (La bohème)

"Marina Costa-Jackson...produc[ed a] consistently bright tone and was compelling to watch whether coquettish or ravaged by her failing lungs"
Classical Source

violetta (La Traviata)

"Costa-Jackson's Violetta is not only ethereal in her exquisite vocals, she has true mastery of the role, holding us in the palm of her hand." 
—Broadway World

leonora (Il Trovatore)

"Marina Costa-Jackson, an exciting young soprano with a wonderful voice and an arresting stage presence, [made] her Asian debut."
—China Daily Asia

nedda (I pagliacci)

"Marina Costa-Jackson...who received some of the loudest applause of the night...was equally stunning as [double-bill] Lauretta."
—Deseret News

See complete list of roles

By Amsterdam Municipal Department for the Preservation and Restoration of Historic Buildings and Sites (bMA), Attribution,


Vreli, Delius's A Villiage Romeo and Juliet  • "Marina Costa-Jackson was a passionate Vreli and deserved every decibel of her ovation. ...Costa-Jackson’s instrument was created for big moments. It’s a duskily, glinting spinto with a killer high C, tailor-made for verismo roles."



Where did this Artist come from?
  • 24 August 1987

    1. Marina Jackson's Birth

    Marina was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to her Italian mother, Emilia Costa, and Utah native Walt Jackson

  • 1993—2007

    2. Raised and Educated in Sandy, Utah

    Enjoyed participating with Jordan High School swim team. Worked as a lifeguard and a receptionist. Earned an Associates Degree from Salt Lake Community College. 

  • 2008—2011

    3. Turning Point

    Had thought to work in Child Psychology, but her sisters' rendition of "Belle Nuit" prompted her to try singing. Attended Utah State University on a vocal scholarship, and later the University of Utah.

  • 2012—2016

    4. Advanced Training

    Academy of Vocal Arts (Philadelphia) and earned top prize with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, Operalia, et al. 

  • ...2018

    5.  As of December 2018

    Marina's career to-date includes 22 roles
    with 20 eminent houses in 11 countries.
    Upcoming debuts include Grange Park Opera,
    LA Opera, and Royal Opera House.

The Costa-Jackson Sisters: Miriam, Marina, Ginger