Miriam Costa-Jackson makes her professional debut with Phoenicia Festival of the Voice in upstate New York as Michaëla to her sister, Ginger's, Carmen (2018). Previously, Miriam sang the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Brigham Young University; Magda in Puccini's La Rondine, and Rosita in Torroba's Luisa Fernanda at Utah State University. She was a guest artist at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and a soloist in the American Festival Chorus’ production of Orff’s Carmina Burana under the baton of Dr. Craig Jessop.
Miriam studied with Renata Scotto at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, with Dolora Zajick in her master class, with Sherrill Milnes in the VOICExperience at Disney, and with the Metropolitan Opera’s Ariel Bybee. Miriam was a vocal performance student at Utah State University and Brigham Young University.
Miriam was a 2018 finalist with the Rocky Mountain Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (after having won in the Utah District in 2017) and with Opera Index. She also had scholarships at Utah State University and from the Italian Cultural Society of Washington, D.C.
Italian-American, lyric coloratura soprano Miriam Costa-Jackson is the youngest of the three Costa-Jackson Sisters. The trio of sister-artists have made concert tours in Russia, performed with Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Friends in Minsk, and given U.S. concerts from Nantucket to San Francisco.
It was Miriam, at 11, who was the first to be intrigued by opera and who announced she wanted to sing. Her example inspired and excited the others.
“Our parents put all their money into our music studies,” Ginger says. “We shared a bedroom, and would help and encourage one another in there. We’ve also given each other money to fund voice lessons. There’s no need for rivalry...."
“It is rare that three sisters are renowned opera singers who perform in the world’s great opera houses and concert venues,” Sun Valley Opera President and co-founder Frank Meyer said.
Ginger is a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera; Marina is a resident artist with the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, and recent winner of several major competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; and Miriam began the family quest in opera as an 11-year-old, and trained with the famed Renata Scotto at Santa Cecilia in Rome...
Miriam Costa-Jackson, a 28 year-old soprano and native of Sandy, Utah, has studied vocal music at Utah State University and Brigham Young University. She was a member of the Young Artist Program at Utah Festival Opera and participated in the VOICExperience at Disney with Sherrill Milnes. She will be featured with her sisters Ginger Costa-Jackson and Marina Costa-Jackson in a concert presented by Sun Valley Opera on January , 2018.