In 2015, Marina Costa-Jackson won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Gerda Lissner Foundation and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition.
In 2016 she was a second place winner of Operalia. Recent engagements include her debut with Opera de Paris as Micaela in Carmen, Mimi at Opera Köln and Welsh National Opera, and Adalgisa in Norma for her debut with the Dallas Opera, for which she was awarded the 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year. She made her professional debut as Musetta in La Boheme with Michigan Opera Theatre and debuted the role of Leonora in Il Trovatore in Hong Kong. She also sang Verdi’s Requiem with Teatro Municipal de Santiago, and Fiora in L’Amore dei Tre Re with the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where she graduated in 2016.
The 2017/18 season included a flurry of debuts: the title role of Maria di Rohan with Washington Concert Opera, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte with Seattle Opera, Violetta in La Traviata with Opera Köln, her debut as Nedda in Pagliacci with Utah Opera, and Desdemona in Otello in Savonlinna and the Bolshoi in Moscow. Future engagements include Giulietta in The Tales of Hoffmann with Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Elisabetta in Don Carlo with Grange Park Opera and for her debut with the New National Theater in Tokyo, a return to L’Opera de Paris, her debut in Lisbon as Violetta in La Traviata, and her debut as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin. She will also make her debut in concert at the Royal Concertgebuow and return to Cologne for Il Trovatore.
In 2014 she won the Giulio Gari Foundation International Competition, and was awarded second prize in the 2014 Marcello Giordani Foundation Vocal Competition. She was also a finalist in the Belvedere Competition, and a major award winner in the Opera Index Vocal Competition. The Mario Lanza Institute, the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation, the George London Foundation have given her additional awards.