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Jessica Faselt

About this Artist

Praised for her “keen expression and impressive delivery” in performance with a “sound that is rich, full and luminous throughout its range,” American soprano Jessica Faselt was a participant in the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Master Class in Sweden and is the recipient of the 2021 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award and the 2020 George London Foundation Award. Engagements for the 2023/24 season include Freia in the LA Phil’s production of Das Rheingold under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, and Helmwige in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra’s touring performances of Die Walküre in Rotterdam, Baden-Baden, Dortmund, and Paris, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Faselt was a winner of the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Upon performing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in the Grand Finals Concert, she was presented with the Birgit Nilsson Award of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. She went on to become a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and made her debut with the company in 2018 as a Novice in Puccini’s Suor Angelica.

Faselt has earned many prestigious awards and honors in national and international competitions throughout her training and emerging professional seasons, including a Sarah Tucker Study Grant with the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, a Callas Tribute Prize New York, the Ursula Springer Memorial Fund Award from the Wagner Society of New York, and the 2019 Tito Capobianco Award from Opera Index Foundation. She was also the recipient of the 2019 Richard F. Gold Career Grant, a semifinalist in the Premiere Opera Foundation International Vocal Competition, and sang in that organization’s master class with Richard Bonynge.

Faselt received her Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she was also a recipient of the Corbett Award. A native of Iowa, she began her training at the University of Iowa School of Music, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree with honors.