Hailed as “the next great one” (Doug Speirs, Winnipeg Free Press), Winnipeg-born soprano Jessica Kos-Whicher is currently a student of Tracy Dahl and Monica Huisman. Most recently, Jessica appeared as Micäela in La Tragédie de Carmen with Little Opera Company. Past highlights include Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Manitoba Underground Opera, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin (Opera NUOVA), Pamina in The Magic Flute…Retold (Manitoba Underground Opera), Elle in La Voix Humaine, Sister Rose in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Opera NUOVA. Jessica is a two-time encouragement award winner and a two-time regional finalist for the Met National Council Auditions. Jessica is the recent and proud winner of the Rose Bowl in the Winnipeg Music Festival. Jessica is the founder & director of J. Kos-Whicher Vocal & Performing Arts.