JESSICA DEAN

SOPRANO

Jessica is a Masters graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with Lillian Watson.
She has performed regularly with the Opera Australia Chorus, and made her Opera Australia debut as Barbarina in 2012 (The Marriage of Figaro) as well as touring as Zerlina (Don Giovanni).
For State Opera South Australia, she’s performed Marzelline in Fidelio for which she received a Helpmann nomination, Beth in the Australian première of Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Yum-Yum (The Mikado) and Dew-Fairy (Hansel and Gretel).  For SOSA’s studio program, roles include Tiresias (Les mamelles de Tirésias), Fräulein Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), and Laurette in Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle. Roles performed at the Academy include Calisto (Cavalli’s La Calisto), Barbarina, under Sir Colin Davis, and Le Feu (L’enfant et les sortilèges). She was also awarded the inaugural scholarship for the Royal Academy’s Bach Cantata concert series.  Jessica has performed as a soloist throughout the UK, in Zagreb and recently with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Her Australian awards include the EMR Overseas Scholarship and the Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Angela – Love Burns (2021)
Marzelline – Fidelio (2012)
Dew Fairy – Hansel and Gretel (2010)
Beth – Little Women (2007
Yum Yum – The Mikado (2005)

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Sneak Peek! Tune in to Artistic Director Stuart Maunder speaking to Victorian Opera about bringing VOSS out of the archives and into theatres in Adelaide and Melbourne. ... See MoreSee Less

Long drive this Easter weekend? Our latest installation of Kaspar and Maunder features the great Australian Soprano Marilyn Richardson. This 4(!) part series covers her career highlights, her adventures through Europe and her 45 year marriage to the multi-talented James Christiansen. stateopera.com.au/kaspar-maunder-podcast/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Such an awe inspiring career. And a wonderful human aswell xxx

A wonderful singer and warm hearted woman! A privilege to know her and to have worked with her.

Marilyn congratulations! A truly magnificent Soprano and such a beautiful woman inside and out. Thank you for sharing Karen xx

Darling Marilyn. What an absolute legend, inspiration and truly lovely person and dear friend. Thank you SOSA for sharing.

Grandma and Grandpa ❤️ Will be listening to this over the weekend! Rest In Peace Grandpa ❤️

How wonderful! Our beautiful Marilyn. What a wonderful woman and friend. She’s so very special. 💞💞💞💞💞

❤❤😪 miss your performances Dad x

Aww I love this woman!!! Marilyn Christiansen you are sublime!! ♥️♥️♥️🎶🎶🎶

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Beautiful legend!

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A few weeks ago we asked you to share photos of your beloved furry friends and you delivered. So we thought it was only fair that we return the favour! Please meet the pets of State Opera – Milo, Kaspar, Pierre, Books, Angus & Eddie, Scout & Finn, Ziggy & Maisie, Augie and Apollo. ... See MoreSee Less

A few weeks ago we asked you to share photos of your beloved furry friends and you delivered. So we thought it was only fair that we return the favour! Please meet the pets of State Opera – Milo, Kaspar, Pierre, Books, Angus & Eddie, Scout & Finn, Ziggy & Maisie, Augie and Apollo.

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What a great idea little cuties

They are all so cute😍😍

Sooo beautiful😘

"This is a big gamble for State Opera but it pays off in hearts." - Ewart Shaw

Catch a double dose of support for State Opera from The Advertiser today. Look out for Ben Mingay in Adelaide Confidential and Ewart Shaw's review of Carousel online.

www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/state-opera-gamble-pays-off-in-hearts/news-story/b38e098ae2c...
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This is a big gamble for State Opera but it pays off in hearts. - Ewart Shaw 

Catch a double dose of support for State Opera from The Advertiser today. Look out for  Ben Mingay in Adelaide Confidential and Ewart Shaws review of Carousel online.

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/state-opera-gamble-pays-off-in-hearts/news-story/b38e098ae2c7186c3ce1064d7835f6ff

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I loved every minute, and left with a tear in my eye. Congrats to Stuart, Yarmila and all the SOSA team and artists. ❤️

It was an amazing show, could not have wished for a better performance.

We absolutely loved it. Congratulations 🥳

Wonderful show on Friday night, loved it!

Outstanding performances all round.

damn, can't read the article online unless a subscriber 😠

It was a fantastic show all round. A great night out.

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🎟Missed out on tickets??🎟 A HANDFUL of tickets have just become available at the very last minute to this Friday and Saturday night's shows. If you hurry you may still be able to catch this incredible show. stateopera.com.au/productions/carousel/ ... See MoreSee Less

🎟Missed out on tickets??🎟 A HANDFUL of tickets have just become available at the very last minute to this Friday and Saturday nights shows. If you hurry you may still be able to catch this incredible show. https://stateopera.com.au/productions/carousel/

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