A winner of the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, American soprano Jessica Faselt will make her Met debut in the 2018-19 season singing the roles of Helmwige in Die Walküre and the Novice in Suor Angelica. She was a Studio Artist with the Florida Grand Opera during the 2017-18 season and covered the roles of Salome in Richard Strauss’s Salome and Florencia in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas. Previously, she was a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint 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 Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus.
Ms. Faselt was a Semi-Finalist 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 Giordanni International Voice Competition.
Ms. Faselt received a Masters of Music Degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Iowa.