“Ginger Costa-Jackson is giving a tour-de-force, take-no-prisoners performance…she had the audience eating out of the palm of her hand….is a singer, stylist and actress of tremendous gifts.”
— James Sohre – Opera Today
Ginger Costa-Jackson was born in Palermo, Sicily to Italian mother Emilia Costa and American father Walt Jackson. While not professional musicians both mother and father have a great love of music and the Italian culture. Italian was the first language spoken by Ginger and her two sisters. Her father’s early career in the U.S. Air Force allowed the family opportunities to travel and live in various places prior to making their home in Utah where her father took a job as an educator.
Ginger Costa-Jackson returned to her native land of Italy at age 17 to study at the Conservatorio di Vincenzo Bellini. During a vocal competition in Rome Italy she received an invitation to audition in New York for The Metropolitan Opera. She studied and graduated from The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Her Operatic stage debut was as Myrtale in Massenet’s Thais at The Metropolitan Opera at twenty-one years of age. Ginger was hired for her first lead role by Francesca Zambello in 2011 at the Glimmerglass Festival as Carmen in Georges Bizet’s Carmen.