Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson is "dramatically and musically alluring…notable for her burnished timbre and subtle phrasing (The New York Times). In 2022—2023 the Utah Valley University School of Arts features Marina as Mimì (La bohème). Lyric Opera of Kansas City sees her debut in the title role of Tosca; San Diego Opera as Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica) and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi). The pandemic-delayed role of Giulietta (Les contes d'Hoffmann) with Royal Opera will return in 2024.
Professional Inquiries: Marina's agents are Mitchell Piper and Filippo Anselmi of PIPER ARTISTS MANAGEMENT. Call Mr. Anselmi directly by pressing the "AGENT" button at the top of the page, or by dialing +1-212-531-1514.
Personal contacts: If you wish to email Marina directly, please use the CONTACT page. (And thank you for reaching out!)
The next item as you scroll beyond this help section is a DEMO REEL with highlights from some of Marina's more recent performances (Mimì, Maddalena, Fiordiligi, Lauretta, Violetta). Marina's YouTube CHANNEL has content she produced. Marina's Video Collection PLAYLIST also has videos from Marina's past performances.
These links should be helpful:
* A brief timeline highlights life and career events farther along on this page [SKIP AHEAD]
* Opera News Article (March 2016) — tells about Marina's start in Opera and early career experience
* Broadway World (June 2017) — gives a thorough assessment of Marina's voice and acting with Dallas Opera's announcement of Marina as "2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year"
* THE COSTA-JACKSON SISTERS VIDEO (10 min.) — shows Marina's personality and story in her own words in the context of her family roots
Desdemona (Verdi's Otello) • "Costa-Jackson's performance was delightful. The level of technique and reach from her vocal instrument conveyed the emotions within [her character]."
Vreli, Delius's A Villiage Romeo and Juliet • "Marina Costa-Jackson was a passionate Vreli and deserved every decibel of her ovation. ...Costa-Jackson’s instrument was created for big moments. It’s a duskily, glinting spinto with a killer high C, tailor-made for verismo roles."
24 August 1987
Marina was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to her Italian mother, Emilia Costa, and Utah native Walt Jackson
Enjoyed participating with Jordan High School swim team. Worked as a lifeguard and a receptionist. Earned an Associates Degree from Salt Lake Community College.
Had thought to work in Child Psychology, but her sisters' rendition of "Belle Nuit" prompted her to try singing. Attended Utah State University on a vocal scholarship, and later the University of Utah.
Academy of Vocal Arts (Philadelphia) and earned top prize with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, Operalia, et al.
Marina's career to-date includes 22 roles
with 20 eminent houses in 11 countries.
Upcoming debuts include Grange Park Opera,
LA Opera, and Royal Opera House.