Jordan Costa

Jordan Costa


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Jordan Costa


Jordan Costa, dashing Italian-American tenor, is quickly garnering attention for his mellifluous vocalism, exciting fioratura, and spectacular high notes. An esteemed alumnus of the Yale and Eastman Schools of Music, Mr. Costa has worked with several reputable, highly selective Young Artist Programs including Music Academy of the West (2019-2021), Glimmerglass Festival (2022), Sarasota Opera (2022-2023), Central City Opera (summer 2023), most recently Virginia Opera (fall 2023), and upcoming Nashville Opera (spring 2024) and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (summer 2024).

While at Eastman, Mr. Costa performed principal roles in The Pirates of Penzance in collaboration with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (2016), as well as in L’incoronazione di Poppea (2017), the world premiere of the newly re-orchestrated The Light in the Piazza (2018), and Don Giovanni (2019).

In September of 2021, Mr. Costa made his professional debut as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore with Opera in Williamsburg. He later reprised the role of Nemorino with Yale Opera in May of 2022. Following graduation, Mr. Costa served as Resident Young Artist with the Glimmerglass Festival, where he performed as Remendado in Carmen.

During the 2022-2023 season, Mr. Costa served as a Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera, where he covered the principal roles of Paolino in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Armand in Massenet’s Thérèse. He also sang his first title role as returning guest artist in Yale Opera’s production of Rossini’s rarely performed Le Comte Ory.  Additionally, he successfully debuted with the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra as tenor soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass.

Summer 2023 found Jordan Costa at Central City Opera, where he served as Studio Artist and performed as Gremio in Kiss Me Kate. This fall 2023, Mr. Costa both covered and performed the role of Conte Almaviva in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia as a Virginia Opera Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist. Also recently, he debuted with Salt Marsh Opera as Bardolfo in Falstaff. This spring 2024, Mr. Costa will cover the role of Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberfllöte as a Nashville Opera Mary Ragland Emerging Artist, in the summer of 2024 will cover the role of Conte Almaviva as a Gerdine Young Artist for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, then return to Opera in Williamsburg as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor.  Jordan Costa currently resides in New Jersey and studies with renowned voice teacher, Gerald Martin Moore.


Ecco, ridente in cielo / Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

Ecco, ridente in cielo

Si, ritrovarla io giuro / La Cenerentola (Rossini)

Si, ritrovarla io giuro

Il mio tesoro / Don Giovanni (Mozart)

Il mio tesoro

Una furtiva lagrima / L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti)

Una furtiva lagrima

Que les destins prosperes / Le Comte Ory (Rossini)

Que les destins prosperes

Quanto è bella / L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti)

Quanto è bella

Anges du Paradis / Mireille (Gounod)

Anges du Paradis

Here I Stand / The Rake’s Progress (Stravinsky)

Here I Stand

All I Need is the Girl / Gypsy (Styne)

All I Need is the Girl


Conte Almaviva (cover) Il Barbiere di Siviglia Opera Theatre of Saint Louis *
Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor Opera in Williamsburg *
Tamino (cover) Die Zauberflote Nashville Opera *
Conte Almaviva (cover + 2 performances) Il Barbiere di Siviglia Virginia Opera
Bardolfo Falstaff Salt Marsh Opera
Gremio Kiss Me Kate Central City Opera
Count Ory Le Comte Ory Yale Opera
Don Ottavio (cover) Don Giovanni Sarasota Opera
Armand (cover) Therese Sarasota Opera
Paolino (cover) Il Matrimonio Segreto Sarasota Opera
Remendado Carmen Glimmerglass Festival
Nemorino L’Elisir d’Amore Yale Opera
Nemorino L’Elisir d’Amore Opera in Williamsburg
Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi Eastman Opera Theater **
Adolfo Pirelli Sweeney Todd Eastman Opera Theater **
Andrew Johnson Mother of Us All Rochester Philharmonic
Soldier Cold Mountain Music Academy of the West
Don Ottavio Don Giovanni Eastman Opera Theater
Fabrizio The Light in the Piazza Eastman Opera Theater
Valetto L’Incoronazione di Poppea Eastman Opera Theater
Frederic The Pirates of Penzance (redux) Rochester Philharmonic
Don Curzio Le Nozze di Figaro Eastman Opera Theater
Tenor Soloist Mozart Coronation Mass Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra
* Upcoming
** Studied and rehearsed, but cancelled due to pandemic
Nashville Opera Mary Ragland Emerging Artist 2023-2024
Virginia Opera Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist 2023
Sarasota Opera Studio Artist 2022-2023
Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist 2022
Music Academy of the West Young Artist 2019/2020/2021
Si Parla, Si Canta Young Artist 2015-2016
Academie Internationale d’ete de Nice Young Artist 2013/2014/2015
Yale University Master of Musical Arts (MMA) 2020-2022
Eastman School of Music Master of Music (MM) 2018-2020
Eastman School of Music Bachelor of Music (BM) 2014-2018
Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Program 2012-2014


Conductors:  Joseph Colaneri, Louis Lohraseb, Jorge Parodi, Timothy Long

Principal Teachers:  Gerald Martin Moore, Robert Swensen, Lorraine Nubar

Coaches:  John Churchwell, Howard Watkins, Christopher Devlin, JJ Penna