Jacquelyn Matava, mezzo-soprano

JackieMatava30Mezzo-soprano Jacquelyn Matava is currently finishing her doctoral studies in voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she studies with Mary Ann Hart. A native of Farmington, CT, Ms. Matava holds an MM from the Jacobs School and received her BA cum laude from Vassar College with majors in music and economics. Roles with IU Opera Theater include Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther, the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring, Marthe in Gounod’s Faust, and Cecilia March in Adamo’s Little Women. Ms. Matava was a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, and in the 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions she advanced to the Gulf Coast Regional after winning the New Orleans District.  An avid performer of choral repertoire, Ms. Matava has been heard as a soloist in performances of Duruflé’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah¸ Stravinsky’s Les Noces, Bach’s Mass in B minor, and Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor. This upcoming summer she will be an Apprentice Artist with Opera Saratoga, during which she will sing Second Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Pamela in the world premiere of Evan Mack’s Roscoe.