Jessica Burton | Doctor of Musical Arts
Jessica is a Soprano, Opera Stage Director, Costume Designer, Teacher and student of life. As the child of a military family, she likes to say she is from everywhere and no where. Notable past dramatic roles have included the Witch in Into the Woods (Stage Right Theatre, Amarillo), Fastrada in Pippin (West Texas A&M University), and Morgana in Alcina (West Texas A&M University). She has performed in the chorus of Amarillo Opera and West Texas A&M University Opera Workshop. In addition to a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance, she also has a Bachelors in Technical Theatre with an emphasis in Costume Design and Technology, and a Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts in Opera Directing from the University of Texas at Austin. She has directed operas here in Austin, as well as Périgueux and Angers, France. Last season her costume designs could be seen at Texas State University Opera in The Magic Flute.