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Marina Costa-Jackson Awards

Dallas Opera named soprano Marina Costa-Jackson its 2017 "Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” for her portrayal of Adalgisa (Norma). She also debuted with three European houses that season singing Mimì (La Bohème) with Oper Köln and with Welsh National Opera, and Micaëla (Carmen) with Opéra de Paris. She completed 2017 as Violetta Valéry (La Traviata), again with Oper Köln. 

Seattle Opera's Così Fan Tutte

debut with sister, Ginger Costa-Jackson (real-life sisters as Fiordiligi and Dorabella)

Mobirise

Adalgisa (Norma)

by Christian Anderson

Keith Cerny, The Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO [stated], “Marina Costa-Jackson added an extra element of surprise to these performances with her extraordinarily nuanced acting and thrilling vocalism.

“Dramatically, she proved to be a breathtaking ‘mirror image’ of the anguished and more world-weary high priestess, and Adalgisa’s emotional struggle to balance love and loyalty had wrenching impact in Miss Costa-Jackson’s expressive and sympathetic portrayal.
“I’m not at all surprised,” Cerny added, “that our subscribers were moved to select her…”

Operalia Winners Concert — Győr

by AnnaMária Verasztó, Origo (Hungary)

Q. The invited guest star at the concert will be Marina Costa-Jackson, one of the winners of 2016 Operalia . How did she rise to the top that year?

A. Placido Domingo: “As I said, there is a need for proper voice, music, communication skills, stage presence, and if anyone, Marina Costa-Jackson really possesses these things.”

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Roles

ROLEOpera/WorkCompanyYear
AdalgisaNormaDallas Opera2017
AmeliaUn Ballo in MascheraAcademy of Vocal Arts2013
Amelia (cover)Simon BoccanegraMetropolitan Opera2015
DesdemonaOtelloSavolinna Opera Festival2018
DesdemonaOtelloAustin Opera2019
Élisabeth de ValoisDon CarloGrange Park Opera2019
DulcinéeDon Quichotte Academy of Vocal Arts2013
FioraL’Amore dei Tre Re Academy of Vocal Arts 2015
Fiordiligi Così Fan Tutte Seattle Opera 2018
IolantaIolanta Russian Opera Workshop 2015
Lauretta Gianni Schicchi Utah Opera 2018
Leonora Il Trovatore Musica Viva, Hong Kong 2015
Liza Pique Dame Academy of Vocal Arts 2014
MargueriteFaustAcademy of Vocal Arts2015
MariaMaria di RohanWashington Concert Opera 2018
MicaëlaCarmenOpéra de Paris 2017
Mimì (cover)La BohèmeMetropolitan Opera2016
MimìLa BohèmeOper Köln2016
MimìLa BohèmeWelsh National Opera2017
MimìLa BohèmeAcademy of Vocal Arts2015
MusettaLa BohèmeMichigan Opera Theatre2015
NeddaPagliacciUtah Opera2018
SopranoVerdi RequiemTeatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile 2016
Violetta Valéry La TraviataOper Köln2017
Violetta Valéry La TraviataAustin Opera2018
Violetta Valéry La TraviataLyric Opera Ensemble2011
Vreli, daughter of Marti A Villiage Romeo and Juliet The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 2018
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Marina as Fiordiligi 

(Così Fan Tutte, Seattle Opera)

  • The Seattle Times • "One reason Saturday’s opening-night cast was such a success was the “sister act” of two real-life sisters — Marina Costa-Jackson as Fiordiligi and Ginger Costa-Jackson as Dorabella. Stage business has seldom seemed so real: watching the lovely Costa-Jackson sisters pose, primp, tussle and tease was just fun. Both have rich, beautifully produced voices of considerable agility (Marina’s “Come scoglio” was a showstopping standout), and they are just right for these roles." — Melinda Bargreen (1/15/2018)
  • Queen Anne & Magnolia News • "Amusing and affecting as the embattled Fiordiligi rigorously defending her honor, soprano Marina Costa-Jackson displayed a thrilling vocalism that blazed through the prodigious leaps in her arias, generating the longest applause for an individual singer. Ginger Costa-Jackson was a wonder as Dorabella, Fiordiligi’s flirtatious sister, with a dark-hued, vibrant mezzo." — Maggie Larrick (1/15/2018)

Videos

A sampling of arias, songs, interviews and opera trailers featuring
Marina Costa-Jackson

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The Costa-Jacksons

Opera's Three Singing Sisters

Marina is the second of three daughters born to Emilia Costa and Walt Jackson. Marina's siblings are Ginger and Miriam, who are accomplished singers in their own right. The three sisters especially love to perform together.

Photo credit: Amy Thackeray.

The Costa-Jackson Sisters

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