In the fall, Texas mezzo soprano Jazmine Olwalia will join Pittsburgh Opera as a first-year Resident Artist. Her upcoming roles include Third Wood Sprite in Rusalka, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Ariodante in Ariodante, and Girl in Denis & Katya.
This summer, she joined Opera Theater of St. Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist, performing as Mercedes in Carmen and covering Miriam H. in the world premiere of Awakenings by Tobias Picker.
Recently, she was named third prize winner of the 2022 Houston Gilbert and Sullivan Career Grant Competition and last season, Jazmine was named a semi-finalist for the 2021 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
as Third Wood Sprite at Pittsburgh Opera
Rusalka is the Czech version of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid, called a water nymph in this version. Rusalka falls in love with a human Prince and she has a witch turn her into a human in exchange for her voice. Rusalka must win and keep the Prince’s love, or else there will be disastrous consequences for them both. Will true love triumph?