Jessica Poppe

Jessica Poppe began her vocal studies at the age of 12 in the southernmost part of Germany near the French and Swiss borders.  At the age of 16, she had her first operatic role as Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Theater Hof. 

Jessica further pursued vocal training at the Basel Academy of Music in Switzerland followed by vocal studies at the Freiburg Conservatory of Music and graduate vocal studies at the University of Performing Arts in Frankfurt when she received vocal scholarships from the Rosenberg and Zerweck Cassela Foundations.  She has studied under renowned vocal artists including Brigitte Fassbender, Anne Le-Bozec, Helmut Deutsch, Sherman Lowe, Paoletta Marrocu, Felice Vananzoni, Angelika Kirchschlager and Christa Ludwig and was awarded for her performance during Prof. Thomas Heyer's Masterclass „Man singt nur mit dem Herzen gut“.   Jessica is fluent in English, French, German and Italian.

The young mezzosoprano made her debut at the 2017 Bad Vilbel Burgfestspielen as Marcellina in the children's opera "Nozze di Figaro”.  She was reinvited to perform the title role in Rossini’s “La  Cenerentola” in 2019. Embracing Hansel in Humperdinck’s “Hansel und Gretel” at Gallus Theater Frankfurt, she has an affinity for Hosenrollen.   In Summer 2021 she sang Prince Lelio in Pauline Viardot’s chamber opera “Le dérniere sorcier” at Opera festival della Valle d’Itria (It.), Littleopera Festival di “Zamora (Esp.) and Museg Festival in Segovia. She staged in “Rigoletto’ as Maddalena at Konzerthaus Solingen in 2020.

Currently, Jessica actively participates in the Accademia Belcanto “Rodolfo Celletti” di Fondazione Paolo Grassi in Italy. Her mezzosoprano voice makes use of Belcanto technique, which leads to sonore her warm voice freely and with agility.  She is the founder of „Saitengesang“, a classical song duo with harpist Samira Memarzadeh offering Romantic and Belcanto  repertory, and the  “Qantara-Trio’,  a Trio with harp and Oud presenting a transculturalconcert repertory. She works with noted pianists Hedayet Djeddikar as well as Hilko Dumno andgives concerts including Liederabende throughout Germany, specializing in French Romantic and German Lied.  She also has a keen interest in the contemporary art song and has performed the chamber music piece „ Fragmente aus Frühling for the Klaus Hubers anniversary in 2014.

Jessica works closely with the Staatstheater Wiesbaden since the time she graced the stage as one of the 3 Women in Søren Nils Eichberg's world premiere opera "Schönerland" in 2017. Last season, she returned as Lap Dancer 4 in "Anna Nicole" and will be seen as one of the three apparitions in Verdi’s “Macbeth” next season and as Magd in Strauss’ “Elektra “ this year.