Jasmina Halimic, Soprano
2010 – 2012
During the 2014-15 season, JASMINA HALIMIC appears as Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow) for the Northern Lights Music Festival. On the concert stage, she was a featured soloist with the Russian Chamber Art Society in February 2015 and performed Slavic Songbook recitals in Pittsburgh, PA and New York City. In 2013, Ms. Halimic was the featured soloist in Dubrovacki Kanconijer at the Bohemian National Hall, and was the soprano soloist with the Charleston Symphony in their performance of Verdi’s Requiem.
As a member of the resident ensemble, Ms. Halimic performed the roles of Electra (Idomeneo), Nedda (Pagliacci), and Marguerite (Faust). Ms. Halimic joined the resident company during the 2010 – 2011 season, performing the title role in Anna Karenina and Mimì (La bohème).She made her company debut as Magda in the company premiere of Puccini’s La rondine during the 2009 – 2010 season.
Other recent performances include a debut with the Missoula Symphony performing highlights from Suor Angelica and the “Inneggiamo” scene from Cavalleria rusticana, the role of the Countess (The Marriage of Figaro) in her European debut with the Intermezzo Foundation (Belgium), Mimì (La bohème) with the Amore Opera, Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow) with the Brevard Festival and Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) with the IUOT.
Ms. Halimic was a finalist and an award winner in such competitions as the Liederkranz Competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Palm Beach Opera Competition, Belvedere Competition, Queens Opera Competition, Bel Canto Competition and others. Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Halimic has performed the soprano solo in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and has made numerous appearances in recitals and gala concerts with the Pittsburgh Concert Society / Tuesday Musical Club, Queens Opera, Opera Tampa, among others. Ms. Halimic completed her graduate studies at Indiana University and is a student of the world renowned voice teacher Trish McCaffrey. Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Halimic moved with her family to Pittsburgh as a teenager.
For more information, please visit Ms. Halimic’s website: http://www.jasminahalimic.com/bio.asp