Soprano Jessica Sandidge has been described as having a “genuinely beautiful sound throughout her voice.” Of her performance as Mimì with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance, Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times wrote: “…these young singers understand Pucciniʼs characters, especially Jessica Sandidge, who brings a melting soprano voice and vulnerability to Mimi, the winsome seamstress stricken with tuberculosis.” Later this year she will reprise the role of Mimì in Pittsburgh Festival Operaʼs La Bohème.
Ms. Sandidge joined the Metropolitan Opera in their 2016/17 season, covering the role of Jano in Janácek’s Jenufa. This season she returned to the Met covering Sylvainne in The Merry Widow. She also made another appearance at Lincoln Center, in David Geffen Hall, as the Soprano soloist in the National Chorale’s Messiah (Händel) Sing-in. Her Lincoln Center debut was just a few months prior, when she performed Violetta’s aria, Ah, forse è lui…Sempre libera in Rose Hall with the ISO of New York in 2016.
Recent performances in the 2016/17 season include the role of Margaret Hughes in Carlisle Floydʼs latest work, Prince of Players, which made its New York debut with Little Opera Theater of New York. Other performances last season include the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Micaëla (Carmen) with Heartbeat Opera (New York), Hannah Glawari in Léhar’s The Merry Widow with The Muses Project (Arkansas), and Mimì (La Bohème) with Opera at the Madison in Long Island New York. In Spring 2018 she will make her New York City Opera debut as Galatea, the statue who comes to life, in a New York premiere of Donizettiʼs Il Pigmalione.
This is her debut with St. Petersburg Opera Company.
LA TRAVIATA 2018 – VIOLETTA