This artist’s Carmen knows her worth and she will defy the cultural norms of her time for the right to live her life her own way....Her downward tones were exquisite and they became multicolored jewels as they spun out over the audience.
Costa-Jackson flirted without vamping and communicated Carmen’s inner strength without overriding her character’s outcast status in the social order.
Her voice, sultry looks, and sensuous flamenco dancing are perfect for the role. She even manages castanets in perfect rhythm without missing a step.
She possesses an astonishing voice and she shapes everything in the music into something entirely her own.