Jesslyn Thomas, is a Bay Area-based soprano residing in Alameda, where she lives with her husband, Jorge, and their baby boy, Luis. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern Maine where she was a frequent soloist with the USM chamber singers. Her operatic roles at USM included, First Knitter in Seymour Barab's, A Game of Chance, and Lauretta in Puccini's, Gianni Schicchi. While in Maine, Ms. Thomas was a young artist with PORTopera (now Opera Maine) and performed the role of Carolina in Cimarosa's, The Secret Marriage. She received her Master’s degree in 2012 from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with William McGraw. In collaboration with Cincinnati Opera, she workshopped the role of Sister Aloysius in Douglas Cuomo's recent opera, Doubt. She also performed the role of Despina in Mozart's, Così fan tutte with CCM's summer program. In 2013, Ms. Thomas covered the roles of Fatima in Weber's, Abu Hassan, and the title role in Mozart's, Zaide with Queen City Opera in Cincinnati. At the end of 2013, Ms. Thomas moved to Bay area where she is currently a full-time member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus for the 2018 season. She is also the soprano soloist at Orinda Community Church in Orinda, CA.