Ô ma lyre immortelle - Gounod's Sapho
Je suis gris - Massenet's Cherubin
Mezzo-soprano Jazmine Olwalia has already been praised for her vocal “agility and rich tone” and as a “comedic delight”. Possessing a voice of unusual beauty with a technique to match, she is a Resident Artist at Pittsburgh Opera and has been featured this season as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Ariodante in Ariodante, Third Wood Sprite in Rusalka, and Girl in Denis and Katya. She will return to Pittsburgh for the 2023-24 season as Priestess in Iphegénie en Tauride, Little Sister in Proving Up and Phoebe in The Passion of Mary Cardwell.
Recent engagements have been with Portland Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Wolf Trap, and Annapolis Opera in repertoire such as Carmen, Anthony Davis’ The Central Park Five, Tobias Picker’s Awakenings, Sweeney Todd and Cendrillon. Jazmine was also a proud ensemble member of the Grammy-award-winning Porgy and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera.
A placement winner of many competitions, Jazmine has received recognition from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Dalla Opera Guild Biennial Competition, the George Shirley Vocal Competition, the Hilda Harris Mezzo-soprano prize and the Houston Gilbert and Sullivan Competition.
A Texas native, she is a graduate of the University of Maryland Opera Studio under the tutelage of Delores Ziegler, and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston.