Lauded for having a “honey-colored tone” and “the most radiant solo singing” from Opera News, Soprano Jessica Beebe is steadily gaining international attention as an affecting interpreter of repertoire spanning over four centuries, ranging from Renaissance music to contemporary American opera. In recent seasons, she has appeared in concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of Raymond Leppard); the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra; the Princeton Festival Orchestra; the New York City Chamber Orchestra (at Carnegie Hall); Piffaro, the Renaissance Band; the Folger Consort; the Philadelphia Orchestra (under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin), and several other ensembles.
Ms. Beebe's vast classical concert repertoire includes Monteverdi's Vespro della beata vergine; Vivaldi's In furore iustissma iræ; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; J. S. Bach's Mass in B minor, St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Magnificat, and a wide range of cantatas; Handel's Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Jepthe, and Judas Maccabaeus; Mozart's Mass in C minor, Krönungsmesse, and Requiem; Haydn's Die Schöpfung, The Seasons, and Harmoniemesse; Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem; Fauré's Requiem; Delius' Requiem; and Orff's Carmina Burana. She has also performed late 20th & 21st-century works such as Clearfield's Alleluia; McCullough's Song of the Shulamite; John Rutter's Mass for the Children; and Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light.
In the realm of classical opera, Ms. Beebe has performed roles such as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro (thus marking her 2015 debut with the Princeton Festival), Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Despina in Così fan tutte; Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice with Ensemble Oregon, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, First Niece in Peter Grimes, First Daughter in Akhnaten, La Gloire in Lully's Alceste, and Dido in Dido and Aeneas. Ms. Beebe most recently made her Opera Philadelphia role debut as Luna in David Hertzberg’s The Wake World in 2017. Ms. Beebe has also covered roles with Opera Philadelphia such as Cold Mountain and Sky on Swings.
A native of Philadelphia, Jessica Beebe earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Delaware, her Master of Music from Indiana University, and a Performance Certificate from London's Royal College of Music. Ms. Beebe has been an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster Pennsylvania since 2015.