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Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez


Ms. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Mexican-American Mezzo-Soprano, “Both strong of technique and elegant of presence” (New City Stage) “A particular highlight” (Operawire).

Ms. Gonzalez-Rodriguez made her Carnegie Hall debut earlier this season performing selections from Carmen and Madama Butterfly with the Vincerò Academy. She was a semi-finalist in the 2022 Loren L. Zachary competition and is a multiple Opera Buffs grant recipient. She made her Opera Santa Barbara mainstage debut in October of 2021 as Renata in Cruzar la cara de la Luna and reprised her role in October of 2023.

Highlight engagements include Toypurina in Zorro with Opera Santa Barbara, Grimgerde in Die Walküre with the Dramatic Voices Program in Berlin, Germany, Tina in La Muerte with Opera Cultura, Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette with the Lyric Opera of Orange County, Eufemia in Don Procopio with Pacific Opera Project, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro with the 2021 International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia, where she studied with internationally renowned Soprano, Jennifer Rowley

Ms. Gonzalez-Rodriguez is an alumnus of the 2021-2022 Chrisman Studio Artist program with Opera Santa Barbara and stepped, last season to cover the role of Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette with Opera San Jose.

She holds an M.M. from Cal State LA. She coaches with Douglas Sumi, Lucy Tucker Yates, and studies voice under Reid Bruton.

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