Australian vocalist Jessica Aszodi is a performer of notated and improvised music, a researcher, teacher, curator and producer that challenges the status quo. In her genre bounding career Jessica has premiered dozens of new pieces of notated music, performed works that have lain dormant for centuries, performed cabaret and folk songs from around the world, sung roles from the standard operatic repertoire and collaborated with a constellation of artists from the far reaches of the musical palate.
Jessica has performed with ensembles as diverse as ICE, the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Pinchgut Opera, Victorian Opera, Sydney Chamber Opera, in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella series, with Bang on a Can and Wild Up, and in the chamber series of the San Diego and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. She has been a soloist on recording for Chandos, Ars Publica and Hospital Hill and has sung in festivals around the world, including Vivid Sydney, the Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals, Aldeburgh, Tectonics and Tanglewood.
Jessica is an alunna of Victorian Opera's Young Artist Progam and has performed a diverse range of roles for that company, from Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Sesto (Giulio Cesare) to Popova (Walton's The Bear) and Rose (Elliot Carter's What Next?). She sings lyric soprano and mezzo roles in equal measure and has twice been nominated for Greenroom awards as ‘best female operatic performer’ (in both the leading and supporting categories).
Jessica holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Queensland Conservatorium (Griffith University) and has degrees from the University of California and the Victorian College of the Arts (where she was taught by Anna Connolly). She is the co-director, with Jane Sheldon, of the festival Resonant Bodies -Australia, and an artistic associate of BIFEM (the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music).
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