A winner of the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, American soprano Jessica Faselt made her Met debut during the 2018–19 season as a Novice in Suor Angelica and went on to sing Helmwige in Die Walküre later in the season. She was a studio artist with Florida Grand Opera during the 2017–18 season, where she covered the title roles of Salome and Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas. Previously, she was a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis for two summers and an apprentice artist at the Des Moines Metro Opera. She has also sung with the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices for two summers. She has performed the roles of Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Hanna in The Merry Widow, and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus.
She was a semifinalist in the 2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize International Vocal Competition and the 2016 Eleanor McCollum Voice Competition. She was awarded second prize at the 2017 Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing International Voice Competition and an Encouragement Award at the 2017 Marcello Giordani International Voice Competition. She received a master’s degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.
Iowa City, Iowa
Novice in Suor Angelica (Il Trittico), 2018