Originally from Sicily, Ginger Costa-Jackson studied with the New York Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Program. She made her New York stage debut performing the role of Rosette in Massenet’s Manon and her European debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as Lola in Cavalleria rusticana. In 2011, she sang the title role of Carmen at the Glimmerglass Festival, where she also played the Marquesa del Pogio in Verdi’s Un giorno di regno.
She has performed at the San Francisco Opera in Nixon in China, sung the role of Marie in Rossini’s Moses and Pharaoh at Carnegie Hall and performed the lead role in the American premiere of Montsalvage’s adaptation of Puss in Boots El gato con botas with the Gotham Chamber Opera. She played Dorabella with the Verbier Festival Academy, Nero in L’Incoronazione de Poppea with the International Institute of Vocal Arts, and Carmen in Vancouver and Grand Rapids. More recently, she has sung the roles of Lola, Smaragdi (Francesca da Rimini) and Mercedes at the Metropolitan Opera. She has also participated in the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series in the Parks of the five boroughs of New York City and at the Tchaikovsky Festival in Saint Petersburg. During the last two seasons,
she returned to the Metropolitan Opera to perform the role of Rosina in the Barber of Seville and sing the title role of Carmen in San Francisco, Mexico City and Detroit.
Dorabella at the Seattle Opera, Rosina with the Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra and at the Grand Rapids Opera, and Carmen in San Diego and Nashville.
Ginger Costa-Jackson is making her debut appearance at the Paris Opera.