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Column: Jasmine Habersham to perform Monday with the Macon-Mercer Symphony

February 10, 2023 | The Telegraph

On a performance day, Macon native Jasmine Habersham tries to get as much rest as possible, eat well and stay hydrated. Staying hydrated, she said, is important for any singer and definitely so for an operatic soprano such as herself. She stretches to stay limber and relaxed and, as far as her voice goes, she runs through scales in the morning then again at mid-day. “I like to warm up my voice in the shower in the morning and take advantage of that steam,” she said. Depending on the day and how much she’s been performing, she gauges what exercise and practice to do. She said regardless, it takes a lot of work. From late January through this past week, Habersham performed with the Houston (Texas) Grand Opera. In the past opera season, she traveled all but seven cumulative weeks and her work has included her debut with Opera North (United Kingdom) as Gilda in “Rigoletto,” appearing as the Dew Fairy in “Hansel and Gretel” with Rochester Philharmonic and, remarkably for someone of her only 33 years, debuting in the lead as Cleopatra in Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” with Atlanta Opera.


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