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Ô ma lyre immortelle - Gounod's Sapho

Je suis gris - Massenet's Cherubin

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Mezzo-soprano Jazmine Olwalia is a talented and versatile artist, praised for her beautiful voice and captivating performances. She has excelled in a range of roles at Pittsburgh Opera, including Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Ariodante in Ariodante, and Girl in Denis and Katya. 2023-2024 engagements include Priestess in Iphigenie en Tauride, Little Sister in Proving Up, and Phoebe in The Passion of Mary Cardwell at Pittsburgh Opera, as well as 2nd Lady in Die Zauberflöte at Annapolis Opera and Sarah in Ragtime with Union Avenue Opera. Jazmine will also star in Chicago Opera Theatre's She Who Dared and perform in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the NOI Festival with renowned conductor Marin Alsop. With a strong background in various opera productions and a list of competition wins, Jazmine continues to shine as a rising star in the opera world."

The busy mezzo has performed 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.

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