Hello! My name is Jaime and I am a singer based in the Boston area. While primarily an opera singer, I have formal and professional training in classical voice, (including opera, art song, baroque, chant, choral, etc.), as well as jazz, (accompanied and a cappella), musical theatre, folk and pop. I have 3 music degrees encompassing general classical voice, opera performance and musical theatre, with the most recent being the 2013 Artist Diploma in Opera candidate at the New England Conservatory. I have sung with local opera companies as well as companies around the country, and am always singing in some way or another. Currently, I'm rehearsing for numerous concerts as well as serving as a regular cantor at a Catholic church in downtown Boston. With a theatre and musician background, (and a lot of experience), I feel I have the skill set to jump into any musical situation, whether it's far in advance or at the very last minute. In fact, I learned about GigMasters just over this past Christmas Holiday when a colleague got laryngitis and asked me last minute to fill in for her at a wedding. The clients were very pleased and contacted me through my website to say thank you!
So, if you're looking for an opera singer to sing arias at your dinner party, someone to sing carols at your office party, a classical singer to cantor at your wedding or a jazz singer to join the band at the after party, (or anything in between), please send me a message! I'd say really the only kind of singing I don't like to do is the kind of "scream-your-head-off" pop that's out there these days! I like to take care of my voice, and if I'm being honest, most of us aren't going to do it better than Adele or Beyonce anyway!
Please check out my website for video, audio, reviews and more photos. If you care to read my professional bio, I've pasted it below. Thanks and happy singing! :)
San Francisco native mezzo-soprano Jaime Korkos sang the title roles in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and Hoffman's La Périchole, and the roles of Doralice in La Gazzetta and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni among others during her Graduate and Artist Diplomas at the New England Conservatory. She was a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis for two seasons, which included having a small principal role as Edith in The Pirates of Penzance in the 2013 season. In 2014, Ms. Korkos covered six roles in the world premiere of Steven Stucky and Jeremy Denk's new opera “The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts)” at the Ojai Music Festival and Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 2014, Ms. Korkos made her Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre debut singing the roles of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro and La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi. She also made her Bel Cantanti Opera debut singing the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon that same October.
Ms. Korkos has also participated in Boston's local companies, including making her 2015 Juventas New Music Ensemble debut playing the role of Miss Carlisle in the world premiere of a new comic opera entitled The Cellist is Dead. She was also seen in the title roles in MetroWest Opera's Cendrillon and Diva Day's Rusalka, as well as the role of Mother in Longwood Opera's Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Korkos will make her BYSO debut in January of 2016 in Verdi's Otello.
Ms. Korkos also has a passion for recital and symphonic work. Most recently, she sang Charles Fussell's song cycle November Leaves with Maestro Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project at the 2015 Monadnock Music Festival. In other recent appearances, she sang the alto solos in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with organist Richard Clark and the St. Cecilia String Quartet, and Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with Maestro Mark Lane Swanson and the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. In the fall of 2013, she commenced a four-city U.S. tour with Phillip Gossett and the Italian chamber orchestra Ensemble Nuove Musiche performing Verdi nostro contemporaneo, the art songs of Verdi and his contemporaries. She gave a full recital in Boston's Jordan Hall, her repertoire including Peter Lieberson's Neruda Songs and Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben. She was a soloist in Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in Jordan Hall, under the baton of Hugh Wolff and has also been seen as a soloist in numerous performances of Handel's Messiah, including with the La Jolla Symphony, and most recently with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Korkos studies with renowned mezzo-sopranos Luretta Bybee and MaryAnn McCormick.