Soprano Jessica Beebe has been lauded by the Indiana Herald Times as “an expressive, rich soprano who performs with heart-rending passion”. Ms. Beebe is a native of Landenberg, Pennsylvania who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education and Voice from the University of Delaware in 2009 and her Masters in Early Music Voice from Indiana University in 2012. Ms. Beebe studied under the tutalage of Paul Elliott and Costanza Cuccaro. At Indiana University, Ms. Beebe was honored to have been awarded the Georgina Joshi Fellowship; an opportunity to study, travel, perform and gain professional development with financial support, in memory of Georgina Joshi.
Ms. Beebe has appeared as a soloist in many sacred concert works including the Requiems of Mozart, Fauré, Rutter and Duruflé; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat and Mass in B minor, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Judas Maccabaeus; Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Die Schöpfung and The Seasons, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Vivaldi’s In furore Iustissimae Irae, and Handel’s Messiah with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 2011 and 2013. In 2012, Ms. Beebe traveled to London to perform and study Handel at the Royal College of Music with Eiddwen Harrhy and Laurence Cummings, courtesy of The Georgina Joshi Foundation.
Ms. Beebe is also an avid choral singer and performs in professional groups such as The Crossing, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Trio Eos, The Thirteen and The Six. Most recently, Ms. Beebe performed in the world-premier of John Luther Adam’s Sila: Breath of the World at Lincoln Center, NYC with The Crossing.
Ms. Beebe’s opera roles include Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Despina (Così fan tutte), La Gloire (Alceste), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Daughter 1 (Akhnaten) and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel). In Summer 2015, Ms. Beebe will be performing Barbarina in The Princeton Festival’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro.