American soprano Jasmine Habersham is a versatile and dynamic performing artist whose voice has been hailed as “exquisite” by Broadway World and possessing a “well-controlled, silvery tone had an alluring presence” by Opera Today. The 2021-2022 season features many exciting company and role debuts for Ms. Habersham. She returns to Atlanta Opera for her role debut as Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, makes her company debut with Opera North (UK) as Gilda in Rigoletto, appears as The Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and returns to Madison Opera for her role debut Euridice in Orpheus in the Underworld. In recent seasons she has performed in Opera in the Park Online with Madison Opera, performed as a Company Player with The Atlanta Opera as The Girl in Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Micaëla in Threepenny Carmen, made her debut with Seattle Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and sang Nannetta in Falstaff with Berkshire Opera. During the COVID-affected 2019-2020 season, Ms. Habersham was slated to appear as Calaveras 2 in Frida with The Atlanta Opera, to return to Minnesota Opera as Sarah Ruth in Edward Tulane, and to make her debut with the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as Frasquita in Carmen.
Other notable recent engagements include Pip in Moby Dick with Opera San Jose and Utah Opera, Katie Jackson in the world premiere of Joel Puckett’s The Fix with Minnesota Opera, Clara in Porgy and Bess with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Adina in L’elisir d’amore with the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera Theatre of St. Louis: Opera on the Go, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte with Cincinnati Opera, Yum-Yum in the The Mikado with Kentucky Opera, Esther in Intimate Apparel with Cincinnati Opera Fusion, and Clara in Porgy and Bess with Utah Festival Opera. She has also performed the roles of Papagena in The Magic Flute and an Apparition in Macbeth at The Glimmerglass Festival.
She has performed as a featured soloist in numerous concert productions including Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah, and Duke Ellington’s Concert of Sacred Music.
A finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition, she is well-versed as a crossover artist in opera and musical theatre. She has performed the roles Edith in The Pirates of Penzance with The Atlanta Opera, Susannah in The Musical: Tintypes with Janiec Opera Company, and Pearl in Morning Star with Cincinnati Opera Fusion. She has won numerous awards including 2nd Place in the 2018 Southeast Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, The Strauss Award in the National Orpheus Competition, the John Alexander Memorial Award from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Young Artist Guild Award from Central City Opera.
Ms. Habersham has participated in several esteemed young artists programs including with The Glimmerglass Festival, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera, and the Brevard Music Center. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Shorter College and her Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.