American mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson makes her San Francisco Opera debut in a role she has performed with the Metropolitan Opera. A graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, her roles with that company include Wowkle (La Fanciulla del West), multiple roles in Berg’s Lulu, Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana), Myrtale (Thaïs), and Rosette (Manon). Other recent engagements include the title role of Carmen with Glimerglass Opera, Lola at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Marie in Rossini’s Moise et Pharaon with the Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall, and Puss in the U.S. premiere of Montsalvatge’s El Gato con Botas with the Gotham Chamber Opera. In 2009 she performed with the San Francisco Symphony as Celia in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Costa-Jackson also performed Dorabella (Così fan tutte)with the Verbier Festival Academy Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea)with the International Institute of Vocal Arts. Future engagements include Carmenin Hong Kong; a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Smaradgi (Francesca da Rimini); and Mercédès(Carmen) and Tigrana (Puccini’s Edgar)in Boston.