New artist: soprano Shelley Jackson

22 January 2018

Rayfield Allied is delighted to welcome on to its roster soprano Shelley Jackson.

Winner of the second prize at the 2017 Maria Callas International Grand Prix, American soprano Shelley is quickly establishing herself as a rising star on the international opera stage.  

In the 2017-18 season, Shelley’s highlights include a return to the Grange Festival as Mary Crawford in the premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park, a concert of verismo arias and duets with the Hamilton Philharmonic in Canada, and the title role in Anna Bolena at the Badisches Staatstheater – her German house debut. You can find out more about this upcoming production here.

Last season Shelley made her role and house debut as Mimì La bohème at the Salzburg Landestheater, her house debut at the Teatro Massimo, Palermo as Micaëla in Calixto Bieito’s production of Carmen, and her UK debut as Micaëla as part of the the inaugural season at the Grange Festival.  She also returned to Santa Fe Opera as the Italian Singer in Capriccio, directed by Tim Albery, and to cover the role of Juliette in Roméo et Juliette.

Shelley is a recent graduate of the International Opera Studio at the Opernhaus Zürich, where she made role debuts as Musetta in a new production of La bohème and Micaëla in Carmen.  She holds an undergraduate degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Vocal Performance, a Masters in Opera from the Temple University Boyer College of Music, and a performance certificate from the Academy of Vocal Arts. In addition, she spent two years of vocal study and role preparation with Mirella Freni at Centro Universale di Bel Canto (CUBEC) in Modena, Italy.

Shelley is represented worldwide by Nicholas Maw and Katie Smart.

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