Jessica Faselt

Jessica Faselt



United States of America

Roles Performed

2021/22 Erste Dame, Die Zauberflöte (W. A. Mozart), Metropolitan Opera, New York, USA

2019/20 Helmwige, Die Walküre (R. Wagner), Metropolitan Opera, New York, USA

Roles Studied/Covers

2020/21 Donna Anna, Don Giovanni (W. A. Mozart)

2020 Ariadne, Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss) Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

2017/18 Salome, Salome (R. Strauss), Florida Grand Opera, USA


2018-21 Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, New York, USA

2017-18 Young Artist Program, Florida Grand Opera, USA

2016 and 2017 Emerging Artist at Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, USA

2016 Master of Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, USA

2014 Bachelor of Music, University of Iowa, USA

Competitions and Awards

2021 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award, New York, USA

2020 George London Award, New York, USA

2019 Richard Tucker Music Foundation: Sarah Tucker Study Grant, New York, USA

2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Winner, New York, USA


Dated: Summer 2022

What does it mean to you to make music/to sing?

Music is the universal language that has the ability to reach people´s souls and make them feel emotions.

I believe it's important to connect with others through music and storytelling. My hope is to inspire others and to make them feel joy through the music.

Where would you like to travel to?

I would like to travel to more countries in Europe, e.g. Italy, Austria, Germany, and many other countries to better understand the history of the great composers and the context they wrote it in. I would also love to do another trip to Hawaii and to Mexico.

Pizza or Pasta?

After living in New York for 3 years, I learnt to appreaciate the convenience of grabbing a slice of pizza on every street corner.

Although I enjoy a slice of pizza every now and then on the go, I prefer to have time to sit down at a restaurant and enjoy a beautiful pasta dish. I also love how much flavor and expression can go into pasta sauces.

  Composer Opera/Operetta Aria Role
1 Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist Ariadne
2 Richard Wagner Lohengrin Einsam in trüben Tagen Elsa
3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni Or sai che l'onore Donna Anna
4 Giuseppe Verdi Il Trovatore Tacea la notte placida Leonora
5 Richard Wagner Tannhäuser Dich, teure Halle Elisabeth