2015–16 Season: title role of Carmen
Italian-American mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2012 as Nancy T’ang, First Secretary to Mao in Nixon in China. Recent highlights of the past two seasons include Metropolitan Opera performances as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana, and debuts at Vancouver Opera, Virginia Opera, and Opera Grand Rapids in the title role of Carmen. A 2012 graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Program,Costa-Jackson debuted the role of Carmen with the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011, and made her European debut as Lola with Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu. Next season, Costa-Jackson will appear as Carmen at Michigan Opera Theatre and as Despina in Così fan tutte with the Opéra national de Paris.