Jasmine Habersham, Soprano
Event: L'Elisir d'Amore
American soprano Jasmine Habersham is a versatile and dynamic performing artist. She most recently performed the role of Pip in Moby Dickwith Utah Opera, 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 as an Apparition in Macbeth at The Glimmerglass Festival.
Ms. Habersham has performed as a featured soloist in numerous concert productions includingSzymanowski’s Stabat Mater, Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Handel's Messiah, and Duke Ellington’s Concert of Sacred Music.
Performances for the 2018-2019 season include Pip in Moby Dick with Opera San Jose, Katie Jackson in the world premiere of Joel Puckett’s The Fix with Minnesota Opera, and Clara in Porgy and Bess with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Future seasons include a return to Minnesota Opera and her debut with the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
A finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition, she is well-versed as a crossover artist in opera and musical theater. She has performed the roles Edith in The Pirates of Penzance with 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 The Glimmerglass Festival, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera, and the Brevard Music Center.
As a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Habersham performed the roles Despina in Così fan tutte, Norina in Don Pasquale, Mrs. Julian in Owen Wingrave, and covered the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni. 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.