Jade Dashá

Jade Dashá
Jade Dashá

Dashá is a Chicago based soprano studying under Dr. Viktoria Vizin.

his year, Jade has been seen in production with Thompson Street Opera (Pemphredo: We’ve Got Our Eye On You-Okoye) and Wilmington Concert Opera (Sounds Like Pearls- virtual recital). In 2023, Jade was a Smith Young Artist with Cedar Rapids Opera singing Miss Jones in the world-premier of Charlie and the Wolf, which toured local schools. She has also had the pleasure of working with Opera Steamboat and Chicago Fringe Opera, and was a 2023 Studio Artist with Central City Opera. In Summer 2022, Jade was a studio artist with Opera Neo covering Arminda in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera and Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante. Previously, Jade covered Grace Alumond in Chicago Opera Theater’s world-premier production of Quamino’s Map, and sang Dew Fairy in Evanston Chamber Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel.

Jade has been recognized with several awards, including being named an Encouragement Winner at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Illinois District in 2020. She additionally received the Casa Italia Josephine L. LiPuma Vocal Scholarship and the Musicians Club of Women Farwell Trust Award in the same year. During her undergraduate years, Jade was selected as the 2018-2019 Mason Young Artist with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra.

Jade graduated from DePaul University with her MM degree (2021). During her bachelor studies at Florida Southern College, Jade sang Kate in The Pirates of Penzance and Casilda in The Gondoliers. She also sang the role of Nella in the Imperial Symphony Orchestra of Lakeland’s Gianni Schicchi.

Jade is looking forward to her collaboration with the Opera Festival of Chicago, meeting the other wonderful festival artists and continuing to bring full-hearted, noteworthy art to the Chicagoland area.