MM, Voice Performance - University of Hartford
BM, Voice Performance - New England Conservatory
Jessica Rost is a classically trained soprano and teacher. She has sung throughout Italy and France, as well as with the Boston Early Music Festival, Madison Lyric Stage, Opera Connecticut, Hartford Opera Theater, and Hartford Symphony Orchestra. In one of her favorite concerts, Jessica performed excerpts from Roméo et Juliette (Juliette), Rigoletto (Gilda), Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia), and La Traviata (Violetta) with pianist Stephen Scarlato. Most recently, Jessica sang the Dew Fairy/Gretel (cover) in Hansel and Gretel with Madison Lyric Stage, as well as a scene as Micaëla (Carmen) with Opera Connecticut at the historic Hill-Stead Museum. When she’s not singing opera, Jessica greatly enjoys singing her favorite Disney and Broadway showtunes, as well as cantoring and assistant directing the children’s choir at the Church of St. Timothy in West Hartford. Teaching Philosophy: There is a reason why I love teaching – I am a helper, and I love helping others shine. I believe that singing is for everyone, a joyful and expressive outlet. Music develops the whole person, mind, body, and soul. Together we will work on technique, repertoire, musicianship, but also confidence, compassion, and creativity.