Coloratura soprano, Jaime Marie Webb, has appeared in leading roles across the U.S. and abroad. Webb is a former Holland Community Opera Fellow at Opera Omaha and a former Patricia and Dr. Carl S. Hoveland Opera Fellow at The University of Georgia Opera Theater. Select performance credits include Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Norina in Don Pasquale, Micaëla in Carmen, Musetta in La Bohème, Hanna Glawari in Die lustige Witwe, Casilda in The Gondoliers, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. In the upcoming season, Webb will be making her Carnegie Hall debut and her mainstage debut at Opera Omaha in La Traviata. In the 2022-2023 season, Webb made her company debut with Charlottesville Opera as an Ader Emerging Artist featured in The Merry Widow and The Sound of Music. During her residency at Opera Omaha, she premiered fourteen new works for Opera Omaha’s Poetry & Music Project, performed as a soloist in the Opera To-Go series, and was featured in Opera Omaha’s Season Opening, Opera Outdoors. Webb has performed with the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Opera Steamboat, and The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. An avid concert performer and champion of women’s works, Webb partnered with the Lied Center for Performing Arts in a tribute concert for Justice Ginsburg featuring the works of Patricia Michaels, Stacy Garrop, Vivian Fung, and Lori Laitman.
As a teacher, director, and artist-activist, Webb explores the interdisciplinary nature of being a working musician. Recently, Webb served as the Assistant Director at Opera Steamboat, Voice Faculty at Sing Omaha and the Athens Community Music School, The Director/Choreographer at Capitol City Theater Company, the Co-Director of Opera Scenes at the University of Georgia, Songwriting Instructor at Creative Alliance, and The Lead Teaching Artist at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Webb is on the braintrust for the Soloist Coalition of Emerging Artists, an organization advocating for emerging operatic professionals through the lenses of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility. A sought-after panelist, Webb has been featured on the Gender and Opera panel at the Georgia Women and Girls Conference, The University of Georgia’s Musicology Symposium, and Opera America’s Teaching Artist Network. Her research is focused on gender and sexuality within the opera industry.
M.M., Vocal Performance, University of Georgia, 2020, graduated with distinction
B.A., Vocal Performance, Luther College, 2017, magna cum laude
Title: “Community-centered Operatic Teaching Practices: A Model for Radically-Inclusive Operatic Experiences”
Presentation: Opera America’s Teaching Artist Network December Meeting
Title: “Women’s Music Festivals: Radical Feminism in Action”
Panel: “Arts in Action: Radical, Personal, Collective”
Conference: Georgia Women and Girls Conference
Title: “The Revitalization of ’L’incoronazione di Poppea: Asking Opera’s Queer Questions”
Panel: “Gender and Opera”
Conference: University of Georgia Research Symposium
I understand the responsibility entrusted to me by each vocalist I have the pleasure to teach. I commit to honor each individual’s artistry and facilitate personal exploration of their unique instrument. I promise to be responsive to each student’s learning style, working to develop a vocal technique that is healthy, free, and sustainable.
My own voice teacher beautifully articulates the importance of finding balance—
“Above all, I emphasize balance in all aspects of singing, not only in the instrument that creates it, but in the life that supports that instrument.”
– Julia Faulkner, Director of Vocal Studies at the Ryan Opera Center