Jessica Cooper

soprano

Praised for a “warm, sizeable” voice that is “agile, attractive and full of character,” Jessica Cooper has been actively performing as a soloist with chamber groups and orchestras nationally and in New England since 2000. Jessica’s creative projects include the co-founding and artistic direction of the Henry Purcell Society of Boston, a 501 (C) (3) organization dedicated to the English Baroque; and Ensemble Porteno, presenting concerts of little known gems from the extensive catalogue of Ástor Piazzolla’s tango music. Jessica has appeared as a soloist with the La Jolla Symphony, Boulder Bach Festival, Bach Collegium San Diego, Pacific Music Festival, Exsultemus Period Ensemble, Emmanuel Music, Portland Symphony, Boston Civic Symphony, Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, and Nashua Symphony; and was a featured guest on WGBH 89.7, “Classics in the morning,” performing Piazzolla. Jessica is lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she has taught applied voice since 2006, Musical Theater History since 2010, and directs the treble choir.