Alto means “high” in musical terms—in Italian. And yet, there is “higher.” Soprano comes from the Italian for “above” or “higher.” While voice type doesn’t determine success, a singer’s attitude, or how she chooses to respond to situations does.
The day following her win at the Metropolitan Opera, Marina had a previously scheduled competition at the Liederkranz Foundation building, conveniently less than two miles from the Met. The mental leap from winning to start-over was more arduous of a journey. She sang in the preliminary round of the Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition.
Master of Ceremonies, Angela Meade announced Marina Costa-Jackson and 4 other winners of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions today--the culmination of a six-month process in a field of 1,500 contestants! WQXR will broadcast the event on May 16, 2015. Read all about it in these publications:
Marina Costa-Jackson is one of 17 young artists advancing in the "American Idol" of the opera world—the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The semi-final round is today, 15 March 2015. Those who advance to the finals will compete before a live audience from the stage of the Met next Sunday, 22 March 2015! Follow the links below for the Huffington Post, the Metropolitan Opera, and La Scena Musicale coverage.