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BIOGRAPHY

A native of Kansas City, Kansas, soprano Jessica Dold continues to thrive as a promising full lyric soprano in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area. Her operatic credits include roles with Michigan Opera Theatre (5th Maidservant, Elektra; First Lady, The Magic Flute), Mercury Opera Rochester (Alice Ford, Falstaff ), Blue Lake Opera (Josie, The Last Leaf) and Arbor Opera Theater(Countess, Le nozze di Figaro; Mimi, La bohème).

Jessica has an established oratorio repertoire, having performed as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with the Holland Symphony, Haydn’s Creation and Lord Nelson Mass with Michigan Sinfonietta, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Mozart's Requiem with Case Western Reserve University, Faure's Requiem with the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, as well as in concerts with the Southeast Kansas Symphony, Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra, Muskegon Chamber Choir and Orchestra, West Michigan Winds, and the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) Festival Orchestra. Jessica has also enjoyed performing locally as the Soprano Soloist for the First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, The Community Choir of Detroit, The First Congregational Church of Muskegon, Sounding Light, The Ann Arbor Cantata Singers, and the Detroit Medical Orchestra.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Pittsburg State University and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Florida State University, where she studied with soprano Shirley Close and coach Valerie Trujillo. While at Florida State, Jessica performed the roles of Alice Ford in Verdi's Falstaff and Vitellia in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito as well as the Witch and Mother in Hansel and Gretel with Florida State’s Opera Outreach. As additional training, Jessica also participated in the Sarasota Opera Apprentice Program (2009) and the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program (2009), singing in productions of Tosca, Don Carlos, L'amico Fritz, L'elisir d'amore, La traviata, and Alceste. She also performed in fully staged scenes from Eugene Onegin, Maria Stuarda, Der Meistersinger, and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Recent accolades include 2011 Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition Winner, 2010 Orpheus Competition Winner, 2010 HGO Eleanor McCullum Competition Finalist, 2010 Gerda Lissner Foundation Encouragement Award, 2010 Florida Grand Opera Studio Finalist, 2009 National Federation of Music Clubs Award, 2009 Sarasota Opera Guild Special Award, and a finalist in the 2008 Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria.

Upcoming events for Ms. Dold include performances of Beethoven’s Mass in C with First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, and the role of First Lady in Michigan Opera Theatre’s production of The Magic Flute in 2016. She will also be the featured soloist for the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra 2015-16 Season Debut "Singing with the Symphony."