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, Jordan has worked with several reputable and 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), Virginia Opera (fall 2023), Nashville Opera (spring 2024), and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (summer 2024).

Most recently in spring 2024, Jordan covered the role of Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as a Nashville Opera Mary Ragland Emerging Artist. Prior to that, he both covered and performed the role of Conte Almaviva in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia as a Virginia Opera Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist.

This summer 2024 finds Jordan at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, again covering his “signature role” of Conte Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia as a Gerdine Young Artist. Shortly thereafter in fall 2024, Jordan is excited to return to Virginia Opera as Don Ottavio (principal artist) in the company’s Don Giovanni.

During the 2022-2023 season, Jordan 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 and debuted with Salt Marsh Opera as Bardolfo in Falstaff. In summer 2023, Jordan debuted as tenor soloist with the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra in Mozart’s Coronation Mass and later performed as Gremio in Kiss Me Kate while a Studio Artist at Central City Opera.

 Jordan made his professional debut in fall 2021, as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore with Opera in Williamsburg. In spring 2022, he reprised this role with Yale Opera. While at Eastman, Jordan 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). Following graduation, he served as Resident Young Artist with the Glimmerglass Festival, where he performed as Remendado in Carmen.

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)

Si, ritrovarla io giuro / La Cenerentola (Rossini)

Il mio tesoro / Don Giovanni (Mozart)

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

Que les destins prosperes / Le Comte Ory (Rossini)

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

Anges du Paradis / Mireille (Gounod)

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

All I Need is the Girl / Gypsy (Styne)


Don Ottavio (principal artist) Don Giovanni Virginia Opera *
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
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Gerdine Young Artist 2024
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