Heralded as “delightful, with the right note of playfulness and a beautiful voice that projected clearly into the large auditorium” by Cleveland Plain Dealer, soprano Jessica Lynn Crowell has successfully begun launching a professional singing career. Cleveland Classical called Ms. Crowell “simply delightful” and “appropriately giddy” during a past performance as Papagena in Opera Circle’s Die Zauberflöte. Jessica has had the pleasure of performing a world premiere of Beneath Suspicion, by award-winning composer Jesse Ayers, at the CFAMC conference and was later named a semi-finalist for the American Prize Ernst Bacon Award for a performance of the same work. As a three-time Voices of Canton (VOCI) competition winner, Ms. Crowell has been seen as Esmeralda in their collaborative production of Bartered Bride with Opera Circle. With additional certification in voice and piano pedagogy, Ms. Crowell completed her Bachelor of Arts at Malone University, studying voice with Cynthia Wohlschlager. While a member of Malone Opera Theatre, Ohio audiences have seen her in a variety of roles including Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Monica in Menotti’s The Medium, Cinderella in Sondheim’s Into the Woods, and Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Jessica has also been seen by Ohio audiences as Magda in Menotti’s The Consul with Nightingale Opera Theatre’s Young Artist Program and most recently as Suor Angelica with Resonanz Opera. Jessica was recently located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, studying with Kevin McMillan, where she was seen on stage with James Madison University Opera Theatre. Ms. Crowell is currently continuing her studies through The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas where she studies with Dr. Robin Rice. In Spring 2020, Houston audiences will see Jessica in the role of Vitellja in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito.

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