Jessica Jacobs

21 Orris Street
Newton, MA 02466
United States

Soprano

 

American Soprano Jessica Jane Jacobs has been praised by critics for her "warm", "clear", and "bejeweled" vocal tone along with her "affecting", "strong", and "honest" stage presence. 

Ms. Jacobs is becoming noticed in the Boston opera scene for her abilities as a singing actress. One reviewer wrote, "Jacobs’s ability to respond organically to her cast mates puts her in a growing minority of opera singers who are able to fully integrate dramatic truthfulness with fine vocal delivery." (The Boston Musical Intelligencer)

She has sung leading and supporting roles with many of Boston's opera companies, including NEMPAC Opera Project, Boston Opera Collaborative, Lowell House Opera, Harvard Early Music Society, and Calliope Productions.

Ms. Jacobs has spent two summers in Lucca, Italy with the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca, where she performed the roles of Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. She returned to Italy in the summer of 2010 as a member of “i Solisiti di Spoleto” at CCM Spoleto’s inaugural season, where she performed opera scenes from Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann with full orchestra in the historic Teatro Nuovo. In the summers of 2012 and 2013, Ms. Jacobs sang with Sugar Creek Opera as an Apprentice Artist.

A graduate of Northwestern University (Bachelors of Music) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Masters of Music and Artist Diploma), Ms. Jacobs has worked under the tutelage of many excellent musicians. At Northwestern, Ms. Jacobs’ operatic performance highlights included Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride and covering the role of Cecchina in Piccini’s opera La Cecchina. At CCM, in addition to the Argento, she performed in the Midwestern premier of Lowell Lieberman’s Miss Lonelyhearts, as well as Adele in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Alexis in Offenbach’s rarely performed gem L’île de Tulipatan, and Juliet in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette.

Ms. Jacobs is equally comfortable on the concert stage. At Northwestern, she was chosen as one of the three vocalists for the performance of John Adams’ Grand Pianola Music, where the voices sit among the instruments and sing pitches on vowels only, as members of the wind ensemble. She also participated in a reading of Eric Whitacre’s opera Paradise Lost and as a soloist with the Northwestern Chamber Choir in works by Bach and Handel. Ms. Jacobs recently performed as soprano soloist in Honegger's King David with The Master Singers of Worcester. She has performed works such as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Faure’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah in concert.

Ms. Jacobs currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Michael Tybursky, a trombonist, and their son Benjamin. 

American Soprano Jessica Jane Jacobs has been praised by critics for her "warm", "clear", and "bejeweled" vocal tone along with her "affecting", "strong", and "honest" stage presence. 
Ms. Jacobs is becoming noticed in the Boston opera scene for her abilities as a singing actress. One reviewer wrote, "Jacobs’s ability to respond organically to her cast mates puts her in a growing minority of opera singers who are able to fully integrate dramatic truthfulness with fine vocal delivery." (The Boston Musical Intelligencer)She has sung leading and supporting roles with many of Boston's opera companies, including NEMPAC Opera Project, Boston Opera Collaborative, Lowell House Opera, Harvard Early Music Society, and Calliope Productions.

Ms. Jacobs has spent two summers in Lucca, Italy with the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca, where she performed the roles of Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. She returned to Italy in the summer of 2010 as a member of “i Solisiti di Spoleto” at CCM Spoleto’s inaugural season, where she performed opera scenes from Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann with full orchestra in the historic Teatro Nuovo. In the summers of 2012 and 2013, Ms. Jacobs sang with Sugar Creek Opera as an Apprentice Artist.

A graduate of Northwestern University (Bachelors of Music) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Masters of Music and Artist Diploma), Ms. Jacobs has worked under the tutelage of many excellent musicians. At Northwestern, Ms. Jacobs’ operatic performance highlights included Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride and covering the role of Cecchina in Piccini’s opera La Cecchina. At CCM, in addition to the Argento, she performed in the Midwestern premier of Lowell Lieberman’s Miss Lonelyhearts, as well as Adele in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Alexis in Offenbach’s rarely performed gem L’île de Tulipatan, and Juliet in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette.

Ms. Jacobs is equally comfortable on the concert stage. At Northwestern, she was chosen as one of the three vocalists for the performance of John Adams’ Grand Pianola Music, where the voices sit among the instruments and sing pitches on vowels only, as members of the wind ensemble. She also participated in a reading of Eric Whitacre’s opera Paradise Lost and as a soloist with the Northwestern Chamber Choir in works by Bach and Handel. Ms. Jacobs recently performed as soprano soloist in Honegger's King David with The Master Singers of Worcester. She has performed works such as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Faure’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah in concert.

Ms. Jacobs currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Michael Tybursky, a trombonist, and their son Benjamin.