An Arkansas native, mezzo-soprano Jade Espina is a voice teacher and classical singer in the Boston area. She is in her second year of graduate studies at Boston University, pursuing a Master of Music in Voice Performance as a student of Penelope Bitzas. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Bachelor of Music Education-Choral Emphasis from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she earned her Initial Colorado Teaching Licensure in K-12 Music Education. She has performed with multiple programs such as the Miami Music Festival Apprentice Program, Chicago Summer Opera, Up North Vocal Institute, Music & Performing Arts Renaissance in the XXI Century Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy, CU Boulder New Opera Workshop with Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer, and Brevard Music Festival.
This spring, Jade will sing the roles of Annio in Boston University Opera Institute’s production of La Clemenza di Tito* and Mother Goose in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. Last year, she performed with Boston University’s Chamber Orchestra and BU Singers as the soloist in John Corigliano’s Fern Hill and sang the role of Lapák in BUOI’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen. Ms. Espina serves as the BU Symphonic Chorus Manager, Vocal/Piano staff member at 77 Arts Academy and Maestro Musician's Academy and a teaching fellow with Boston Children’s Chorus. She is a mezzo-soprano soloist with the Boston Society of the New Jerusalem Vocal Ensemble at Church on the Hill in Boston. This summer, she will perform with the Rhode Island Civic Orchestra and Chorale as the alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem* and Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Due Donne Productions.
*Canceled due to COVID-19
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