AALAO Father's Day Recital with Mezzo-Soprano Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez
Event Start Date: 6/19/2022 12:00 PM
Event End Date: 6/19/2022 2:00 PM
Ebell of Los Angeles
African Americans for Los Angeles Opera in Joint Venture with the
Ebell of Los Angeles presents:
Father's Day Recital
Sunday, June 19, 2022, 12:00 pm
Reception following from 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
The Ebell of Los Angeles
President's Tea Room, 3rd floor
743 S Lucerne Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tickets: $25 in advance / $35 at door
Please make checks payable to: The Opera League of Los Angeles
Mail checks to: c/o Ben Kerr at 817 Keniston Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90005
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Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Mezzo-Soprano
Ms. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Mexican-American mezzo, is “both strong of technique and elegant of presence” (New City Stage) and a “ particular highlight” (Operawire). Ms. Gonzalez-Rodriguez made her Opera Santa Barbara mainstage debut this past fall as Renata in Cruzar la cara de la Luna. A multiple Opera Buffs grant recipient, highlight engagements include the role of Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro with the 2021 International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia, where she studied with superstar soprano Jennifer Rowley, Eufemia in Bizet’s Don Procopio with Pacific Opera Project, Frida Kahlo in Frida with the 2019 Opera Steamboat Summer Intensive, Prince Orlofsky in Vienna with the 2019 Vienna Summer Music Festival and as Marcellina with the 2018 Prague Summer Nights Festival, in collaboration with world-renowned tenor, Lawrence Brownlee and contralto, Rosalind Plowright. Recent engagements include Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Eufemia (Don Procopio), La Seconda Cercatrice (Suor Angelica, Virtual Production), The Abbess (Suor Angelica), Mercedes (Carmen), Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), Hansel (Hansel und Gretel), Olga (The Merry Widow), Siebel (Faust), Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Nancy (Albert Herring) in partnership with the LA Opera Britten/100 Celebration and Suor Dolcina (Suor Angelica).
Ms. Gonzalez-Rodriguez is a member of the 2021-2022 Chrisman Studio Artist program with Opera Santa Barbara. She has been the recipient of several scholarships including for the 2021 International Summer Music Festival of Morelia, the 2019 Vienna Summer Music Festival, the 2019 Opera Steamboat Summer Intensive and the 2018 Prague Summer Nights Festival. Upcoming engagements include the role of Dater #9 in Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight with Opera Santa Barbara.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Saint Mary’s College and a Master of Music degree from California State University, Los Angeles. With an avid dance background, she is currently part of Kamala Almanzar’s Dance Collective belly dance troupe. She is also a volunteer Community Educator with LA Opera and has been a member of the Opera Santa Barbara Chorus since 2018. She coaches with Douglas Sumi and studies voice under Reid Bruton.