Jessica Westcott - soprano
Soprano Jessica Westcott graduated the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and received the Patricia Lucas Achievement prize.
In her two years of performing with Opera Australia’s NSW Schools Tour, Jessica delighted children from around the state in over 400 performances. Her roles for OA include Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola).
In 2017 Jessica performed in Opera Australia’s “Opera on Sydney Harbour” production of Carmen. She then toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival presenting a new Australian work “Chamber Pot Opera”. The show enjoyed three sold out seasons in Edinburgh, Sydney and Adelaide.
Further performance credits include: Meg (Little Women), Madame Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Musetta (La Boheme), Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring) and Adina (La Sonnambula - Scenes). Soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (PSO) and Dvorak’s Te Deum (Sydney Con).
In 2016, Jessica was a finalist in the Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship for The Opera Foundation Australia, and in 2013 Jessica was the recipient of the BBM Youth Support Award for Music Performance.
Next year Jessica will perform again in Opera on Sydney Harbour presenting a new production of La Boheme.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Languages (French, German), from the Australian National University, and has studied at the Tyrolean Opera Program in Maurach, Austria. She hails from the small country town of Parkes, NSW.