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Marina Costa-Jackson Archives

Marina Costa-Jackson's  previous concerts include Verdi’s Requiem with the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile; concerts with Andrea Bocelli, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and as one of the trio of Costa-Jackson Sisters performing in Russia and the United States. Other previous roles were Leonora (Il Trovatore) with Musica Viva Hong Kong; Musetta (La Bohème) with Michigan Opera Theatre; Fiora (L’Amore dei Tre Re), Marguerite (Faust), Liza (Pique Dame), Mimì (La Bohème), and Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera) with the Academy of Vocal Arts; and the cover of Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) and Mimì (La Bohème) with the Metropolitan Opera.

AWARDS. A top prize winner with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ms. Costa-Jackson won the Gerda Lissner Foundation and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation competitions that same year. She garnered the first place Zarzuela and second place awards with Plácido Domingo’s Operalia. Further awards include those from Opera Index, the Marcello Giordani Foundation, the George London Foundation, the Mario Lanza Institute, the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation, and Annapolis Opera.


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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MARINA COSTA-JACKSON blames her late start as a singer on the fact that she’s a middle child, which in her view means difficult and hard to predict—a little like Edith Crawley on Downton Abbey. She is bookended by two sisters, Ginger and Miriam, also opera singers, but it’s a path that Marina initially resisted. “I thought, no, that’s not happening,..

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