Ginger Costa-Jackson

American mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson is a 2012 graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann program, she debuted the role of Bizet’s Carmen with the Glimmerglass Festival, and made her European debut as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana with the Gran Teatre del Liceu.  In 2013-14 she returned to the Metropolitan Opera for Cosi fan Tutte, and Falstaff and debuted Virginia Opera in the role of Carmen.  Pior to that she sang Smaragdi in Francesca da Rimini and Mercedes in Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera and the Marchesa di Pozzo in Verdi’s Un Giorno di Regno with Glimmerglass Opera. In 2014-15 she debuts at Vancouver Opera and Opera Grand Rapids in the role of Carmen, performs El Gato con botas with Gotham Chamber Opera, and return to the Metropolitan Opera as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana. Future engagements include the role of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Metropolitan Opera, Carmen at San Francisco Opera, Rosina with Austin Lyric Opera and Lola again at the Metropolitan Opera.  Recently she performed Rosette in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Massenet’s Manon, made her San Francisco Opera debut in Nixon in China, sang Marie in Rossini’s Moise et Pharaon with the Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall, and the role of Puss in the 2010 US premier of Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas with the Gotham Chamber Opera. Ms Costa-Jackson’s former Met roles include Nancy T’sang, First Secretary in Nixon in China; Wowkle in La fanciulla del West; Eine Theatergarderobiere/Der Gymnasiast/Ein Groom in Berg’s Lulu; cover for Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro; Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana; Myrtale in Thaïs; and Rosette in Manon, 2008 Opening Night Gala.