Los Angeles-based mezzo-soprano JOANNA LYNN-JACOBS is a diverse vocal artist with experience in traditional and contemporary operatic repertoire as well as jazz and musical theater. This January, she will have the pleasure of performing in schools and community centers all over Los Angeles with the LA Opera Outreach program. Recent operatic roles include Carmen in The Tragedy of Carmen, Despina in Così fan tutte, and the Countess in The Two Figaros. A seasoned recitalist, Lynn-Jacobs performs multi-genre concerts for organizations such as the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club and African Americans for LA Opera. She sang in last season’s co-production of Rand Steiger’s Nimbus with The Industry and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and also appeared with The Industry in February for a showcase of new operatic works. She holds an MM from the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA, and recently returned to the UCLA stage as an actor in the title role of the play Venus by Susan Lori Parks, directed by Jayongela Wilder.