Hailed by the New York Times as a soprano of “gleaming sound, free and easy high notes, agile coloratura runs and lyrical grace,” Jessica Pratt is considered one of today’s foremost interpreters of some of bel canto’s most challenging repertoire.
Since her European debut in 2007 as Lucia di Lammermoor Ms. Pratt’s schedule has included performances at opera theatres and festivals such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Gran Teatre Liceu of Barcelona, Zurich Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, working with conductors such as Daniel Oren, Nello Santi, Kent Nagano, Sir Colin Davis, Giacomo Sagripanti, Gianandrea Noseda, Carlo Rizzi, Roberto Abbado, Wayne Marshall and Christian Thielemann.
Jessica has a repertoire of over 30 different roles of which the most popular is Lucia Ashton from Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor which she has performed in over 27 productions followed by Amina from Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Elvira from I Puritani by the same composer. She also specializes in Rossini repertoire, being a frequent guest of the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Jessica has so far taken to the stage in 12 Rossinian roles including the title roles of Semiramide, Armida, Adelaide di Borgogna, most recently Desdemona in Otello at the Gran Teatre de Liceu Barcelona and Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia in Arena di Verona.
Her next engagements include her return to Metropolitan in New York, new concerts at Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and also at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.