Marina Costa-Jackson

Where Emotion Meets Elegance: Marina Costa-Jackson, Operatic Soprano

Meet passion and elegance in Marina's performances. 

Marina Costa-Jackson is a celebrated opera singer known for her stunning performances worldwide. With years of experience, she has graced stages in over fifteen countries, delighting audiences with her versatile voice.

Quick Facts
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Global Performer

Featured in over 22 top opera houses, including
Opéra national de Paris,
Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, LA Opera, Seattle Opera, and Dallas Opera.

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Versatile Roles

From Floria Tosca to Tatyana Larina, Marina excels at dramatic characters across Italian, French, and Russian repertoires, showcasing deep emotional engagement.

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Award Winner

Recipient of prestigious awards from Placido Domingo’s Operalia, the Metropolitan Opera, Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation, Gerda Lissner, and Giulio Gari Foundation.

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Passionate Educator

Marina co-founded the Aria Intensive Experience and serves on the Voice faculty at Utah Valley University. She also teaches at the Utah Vocal Arts Academy and in her private studio.

"A splendid Tosca... polished, well-articulated voice... she was flighty, volatile, self-indulgent, jealous and obsessive, of course, but amusing even in her insecurities (about 'blue-eyed blonds' principally)" (Bachtrack). Photo: Don Ipock.

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"Powerful voice like a photon cannon... dramatic sound had heart-stopping potency" (Washington Classical Review). Photo: Dan Lassell.

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"A Tatyana of the first rank... lustrous sound and vocal expressiveness to create an arresting portrait" (Opera War Horses). Photo: Philip Newton.

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Tatyana's Letter Aria

Calendar / Roles

Past Performances
  • Musetta in La Bohème (Puccini), Utah Opera, 2023
  • Angelica in Suor Angelica (Puccini), San Diego Opera, 2023
  • Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), San Diego Opera, 2023
  • Manon Lescaut in Manon Lescaut (Puccini), North Carolina Opera, 2022
  • Floria Tosca in Tosca (Puccini), Lyric Opera of Kansas City, 2022
  • Soprano for Arias (Various), Washington Concert Opera, 2020
  • Tatyana Larina in Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky), Seattle Opera, 2020
  • Mimì in La Bohème (Puccini), LA Opera, 2019
  • Elisabetta di Valois in Don Carlo (Italian version) (Verdi), Grange Park Opera, 2019
  • Vreli in A Village Romeo and Juliet (Delius), Concertgebouw, 2018
  • Violetta Valéry in La Traviata (Verdi), Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, 2018
  • Desdemona in Otello (Verdi), Austin Opera, 2018
  • Desdemona in Otello (Verdi), Savonlinna Opera Festival at the Bolshoi Theater, 2018
  • Desdemona in Otello (Verdi), Savonlinna Opera Festival, 2018
  • Violetta Valéry in La Traviata (Verdi), Austin Opera, 2018
  • Nedda in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), Utah Opera, 2018
  • Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Utah Opera, 2018
  • Maria di Rohan in Maria di Rohan (Donizetti), Washington Concert Opera, 2018
  • Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Mozart), Seattle Opera, 2018
  • Violetta Valéry in La Traviata (Verdi), Oper Köln, 2017
  • Adalgisa in Norma (Bellini), The Dallas Opera, 2017
  • Mimì in La Bohème (Puccini), Welsh National Opera, Dubai Tour, 2017
  • Mimì in La Bohème (Puccini), Oper Köln, 2016-2017
  • Soprano in Verdi's Requiem, Municipal Theatre of Santiago, 2016
  • Mimì in La Bohème (Puccini), Welsh National Opera, 2016
  • Leonora in Il trovatore (Verdi), Musica Viva Singers, Hong Kong, 2015
  • Musetta in La Bohème (Puccini), Michigan Opera Theatre, 2015
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Artist Bio

Praised by Broadway World for bringing "the stage to life," Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson shines with her rich voice and emotional depth. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, she delivers both "virtuoso and gutty dramatic singing" (Suor Angelica). Then, she can effortlessly switch to a "bubbly songbird" whose "vocals danced" (Lauretta). Marina engages audiences everywhere with her powerful interpretations of complex roles.

Recent career highlights include her acclaimed portrayals of Floria Tosca at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Mimi in La Bohème at Los Angeles Opera, and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at Seattle Opera. Marina continues to expand her repertoire with upcoming debuts, including Giulietta in Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She will also debut as Carmen with Nashville Opera and make her first appearance with the Fondazione Petruzzelli in Bari as Tosca.


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Marina has portrayed significant roles at major opera houses worldwide, including Micaela in Carmen with Opéra national de Paris and Elisabetta in Don Carlo at Grange Park Opera. Noteworthy U.S. performances include leading roles at LA Opera, Seattle Opera, and Dallas Opera. She has also graced the stages of the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, the Bolshoi Theatre, Welsh National Opera, and more. Her career spans a diverse repertoire of more than twenty roles. Her concert engagements have been equally impressive, featuring collaborations with stars like Andrea Bocelli and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and performing in the Costa-Jackson Sisters Concert at Seattle Opera.

Marina is also a dedicated educator, offering masterclasses worldwide. Her exceptional talent is recognized with top awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and Operalia, establishing her as a leading figure in the opera world.

Marina graduated from the renowned Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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