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Jessica Aszodi at Constellation

  • Constellation Chicago 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

Jessica Aszodi’s career could best be described as genre-bounding and label-defying. She has premiered dozens of new pieces, performed works that have lain dormant for centuries, devised new collaborative projects, sung roles from the standard operatic repertoire and worked with a constellation of artists from the far reaches of the musical palette. Her performances have been described as “..thrilling..” (LA Times) and “..intense..” (NY Times). Her voice has been praised for its “utmost security and power” (Chicago Tribune). She has been a soloist with ensembles as diverse as ICE, the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Pinchgut Opera, Victorian Opera, Sydney Chamber Opera, and in the chamber series of the San Diego and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. She can be heard on recording for Chandos, Ars Publica and Hospital Hill. Jessica has sung in festivals around the world including Vivid Sydney, the Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals, BIFEM, Aldeburgh, Tectonics and Tanglewood. Aszodi has twice been nominated for the Australian Greenroom Awards as ‘best female operatic performer’ - in both leading and supporting categories. She is co-director of the Resonant Bodies Festival – Australia, and an artistic associate of BIFEM. She holds a Doctorate from the Queensland Conservatorium and has written scholarly articles in several books and academic journals. 

Joan Pamies - New Work (WP)
Sivan Cohen Elias - New Work (WP)
Natasha Anderson - More (US premiere)
....Maybe some other stuff

“[Aszodi] opened her intense program — meditating on the relationship of performance, performer and performed … the singer became one of us” - NY Times, 2015 (Resonant Bodies, NYC)

Earlier Event: December 10
SMP: Chris Sies/Peter Ferry, Ben Kernes
Later Event: December 12
WE Series: Escapisms