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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. 

Maria di Rohan

Washington Concert Opera • Photos by Don Lassell


The Washington Post article by Joe Banno
Marina’s voice was...attention-grabbing, ranging from a smoky chest register, through a gutsy, mezzo-ish middle voice, to a gleaming top with rock-solid high notes, clean coloratura, an ability to float beautiful pianissimo phrases and a heck of a trill. It was an exciting voice to experience and, in the romantically conflicted title role, she was able to infuse the empty melodramatics of the libretto with arresting emotion.

Washington Classical Review
Marina Costa-Jackson, a young soprano who wielded her powerful voice like a photon cannon...Her dramatic sound had heart-stopping potency, including soaring up to gleaming high notes. 

Seattle Opera's Così Fan Tutte

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

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)

Currently you will find pieces about Marina Costa-Jackson in Dallas Opera's Norma, an interview by Placido Domingo, and an Opera News Sound Bites article. 



Pagliacci /
Gianni Schicchi

Utah Opera

Nedda / Lauretta 
Mar. 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 / 2018


La Traviata

Austin Opera

Apr. 28, May 3, 6 / 2018



Savolinna Opera Festival

Jul. 14, 23 / 2018



Austin Opera

Nov. 10, 15, 18 / 2018


A Village Romeo
and Juliet

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Dec. 15, 2018


Don Carlo

Grange Park Opera

Élisabeth de Valois


Click column title to arrange alpha-numerically by role, opera/work, company, or year.

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


Costa-Jackson Instagram Feed

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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