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Northern Irish soprano Zoë Jackson studied at The University of Manchester under the tutelage of Andrew Heggie, graduating with a Bachelor of Music. During her time in Manchester she performed the title roles in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Holst’s chamber opera Sāvitri in student productions. She also appeared several times with The Opera Shack, a Manchester-based opera collective, integrating music and spoken word. Her roles with the company include Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and Cigarette Girl in Carmen, in addition to various scenes and pop up performances.
Zoë was a participant in inaugural Virtuoso and Belcanto Festival Opera Project, studying the role of Lauretta with Ross Craigmaile, Massimo Morelli and Aldo Tarabella. She subsequently returned to Lucca to perform the role of Novizia in Puccini’s Suor Angelica at the Teatro del Giglio, Lucca. Her chorus work includes Handel’s dramatic oratorio Theodora with Sestina and the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and Die Fledermaus with Northern Ireland Opera. Her oratorio repertory includes the Duruflé and Fauré Requiems, which she performed with the University of Manchester Chamber choirs. Other concert performances include Vivaldi Gloria and Mozart Vespers with Hallam Choral Society and the role of Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with Otley Choral Society.
In 2018 she featured as one of the Camerata Ireland Academy Young Artists, performing at Clandeboye Festival under the guidance of Irish soprano Ailish Tynan. She has also taken part in coachings with Iain Burnside , Ingrid Surgenor and Paul McCreesh. Zoë is a current member of the Northern Ireland Opera Studio and recently performed the role of Vivien Savory in the Northern Irish premier of Victor Herbert’s ‘The Enchantress’.
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