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…”
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.”
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,..