"The full-bodied voice of mezzo soprano and commanding presence of Jessica Bowers presents Gaia as a complex figure of elegance and repressed sexuality..." - New York Theater Wire
A native of Spokane, WA, mezzo soprano Jessica Bowers has performed with Utah Opera, Anchorage Opera, Opera Boston, Caramoor Opera, Central City Opera, and Spokane Opera, among others. Roles include Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Rosina and Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro, The Queen in John Harbison’s A Full Moon in March, Teresa in La Sonnambula, Ruth in Pirates of Penzance, Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann, Mrs. Peachum in Three-Penny Opera, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mère Jeanne in Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Old Lady in Candide, La Zelatrice in Suor Angelica, and The Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte. She has performed recitals with Oren Fader, John McDonald, Florestan Recital Project, and Firebird Chamber Ensemble at venues around New York City, including Bargemusic, Old Westbury Gardens, and The Donnell Library. She earned Master's Degrees in opera and voice from New England Conservatory. This past year she has sung several premieres with Metropolis Opera Project, including the New York City premiere of “Billy Blythe,” an opera about Bill Clinton as a young man. This spring she will sing The Third Lady in Utah Opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte. Next fall she will sing the Alto Soloist in Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer with Poetica Musica.