Mezzo-soprano Jessie Shulman specializes in opera and classical repertoire, and is an avid performer of concert works with orchestra, art song, choral and chamber music. Her operatic roles include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Nicklausse (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Kate Julian (Owen Wingrave), Annio (La clemenza di Tito), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), and Dorothée (Cendrillon). In December, Jessie will begin a full time alto position with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, including concerts featuring Haydn’s The Creation with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel, as well as Adam’s opera-oratorio El Niño with conductor Grant Gershon.
Jessie’s affinity for art song and lieder has led to many recitals and concerts, most notably as mezzo-soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem, and Berlioz’s orchestral song cycle Les nuits d’été. Jessie’s interpretation of the songs of Mahler and Brahms won her the 2011 Harold Heiberg Liedersänger Preis at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.Jessie is a former member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and has sung many concerts under the baton of maestro Riccardo Muti. She is also a former member of the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and made her debut with Cincinnati Opera as Third Noble Orphan in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier in 2013.Jessie holds a M.M in Voice from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Kenneth Shaw. She received her B.M in Opera Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach, where she studied with Timothy MacDougall. For more information, please visit www.jessieshulman.com.