© Jessica Mirshak 2017

ABOUT

American Mezzo-soprano, Jessica Mirshak is seen on the stages of classical and contemporary opera, concert, recital, and musical theater.

 

In 2017 she joined Sarasota Opera as an apprentice where she covered the role of Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and sang in various concerts. May of 2017, Ms. Mirshak will sing the role of Naomi in Philip Hagemann’s Ruth with Metro Chamber Orchestra in Brooklyn, New York. In the summer she will be performing with Utah Festival singing Kate (Pirates of Penzance) and Mary (Rex), as well as covering Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and the mezzo-soloist in Verdi’s Requiem.


Recent roles performed include: Meg Page (Falstaff), Jameson (Hopscotch), Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride), Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Flora (La Traviata), Female Doctor in the premiere of Sylvia at BargeMusic! Brooklyn by Julia Adolphe; Mère Jeanne (Dialogues of the Carmelites) and dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte) with USC Thornton Opera. In 2016 she was a featured soloist in concerts with Opera San Luis Obispo. In addition, she has been the Alto Soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and in Bach: BWV Cantata 106. This past year Ms. Mirshak has placed in: the Maria & Henry Holt Competition, 2015-16 YMF David Weiss Scholarship Program, the Orpheus Vocal Competition and the Greek Women’s University Competition.

 

Ms. Mirshak is a graduate of USC Thornton School of Music and Loyola University New Orleans. She is based in New York City.

"Characterful, winning singing."

- Los Angles Times

"Andrew McIntosh converts Jameson into a trouser role for mezzo Jessica Mirshak; in a duet, with text by Sarah LaBrie, Mirshak’s voice blends beautifully with that of fellow mezzo Lauren Davis, as Lucha, their lines intertwining and hocketing in a musical depiction of a temporal web."

- Opera News 

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"In this opera, the middle feminine voice sometimes gets lost in the fray, but Jessica Mirshak definitely held her own on this stage and she made Meg Page a well-defined character."

- Opera Today