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Soprano

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Jessie Massoudi

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Iranian-American soprano Jessie Massoudi is a native of Southern California, and is best known for her fearless personality on stage. She has been described as having “a young, quirky Elizabeth McGovern quality” in her stage presence and “moves with distinctive personality – finding just the right balance of camp and economy of movement”, (Bruce Fessier, The Desert Sun). 

Jessie has enjoyed playing leading roles in many operas, most notably Musetta (La Bohème – Desert Theatre League “Best Supporting Actress” award nominee), Miss Silverpeal (The Impresario), Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), and Dorabella (Così fan tutte). Jessie has also appeared in several musicals and operettas, including Janine (Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon),  Adele and “Allie”/Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Lisa (The Grand Duke), Lady Angela (Patience – Desert Theatre League “Best Supporting Actress” award winner), Gertrude McFuzz (Seussical the Musical), Amy March (Little Women the Musical), Evita, and Guys and Dolls

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Ms. Massoudi holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands, where she sang in the award winning Chapel Singers chamber ensemble under the direction of Jean-Sebastien Valleé. As a versatile artist, Jessie is also well known as a pop singer with a bluesy quality to her voice, and frequently performs with the jazz band, North Benched.

As a feminist, bisexual, first-generation and mixed-race Iranian-American, Jessie is also known for her strong activism in her community. She has recently become an Elections Coordinator for the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), and is now working as their Coalitions Coordinator to help bring other communities together. Ms. Massoudi hopes that in using her performing arts skills, she can raise awareness and help bring peace, calm, and understanding to the world.

 

Upcoming Events

  • GIANETTA in The Gondoliers
    May 08, 7:00 PM
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  • GIANETTA in The Gondoliers
    May 09, 2:00 PM
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  • GIANETTA in The Gondoliers
    May 09, 7:00 PM
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  • GIANETTA in The Gondoliers
    May 10, 2:00 PM
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  • Winter Holidays of the World
    Dec 20, 2020, 3:00 PM
    https://www.facebook.com/events/84772671603
    A celebration of holidays around the world through music!
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  • Die Fledermaus
    Mar 14, 2020, 7:30 PM
    11555 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
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  • Die Fledermaus
    Mar 13, 2020, 7:30 PM
    11555 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
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  • Die Fledermaus
    Mar 07, 2020, 7:30 PM
    11555 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
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  • Die Fledermaus
    Mar 06, 2020, 7:30 PM
    11555 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
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  • NELLA in Gianni Schicchi
    Oct 20, 2019, 2:00 PM PDT
    Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, USA
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  • NELLA in Gianni Schicchi
    Oct 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA
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  • NELLA in Gianni Schicchi
    Oct 19, 2019, 2:00 PM PDT
    Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA
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  • NELLA in Gianni Schicchi
    Oct 18, 2019, 7:30 PM PDT
    Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA
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  • JANINE in Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon (ENCORE!)
    Jul 07, 2019, 5:00 PM
    McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
    Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan styled comedic tale of adventure and romance set in the Old Wild West. Running time approximately 90 minutes.
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  • Patrick Simon Showcase
    Jun 29, 2019, 8:00 PM
    5628 Vineland Ave, 5628 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601, USA
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  • JANINE in Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon
    Jun 29, 2019, 5:00 PM
    McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
    Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan styled comedic tale of adventure and romance set in the Old Wild West. Running time approximately 90 minutes.
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  • JANINE in Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon
    Jun 23, 2019, 8:30 PM
    McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
    Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan styled comedic tale of adventure and romance set in the Old Wild West. Running time approximately 90 minutes.
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  • JANINE in Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon
    Jun 21, 2019, 10:00 PM
    McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
    Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan styled comedic tale of adventure and romance set in the Old Wild West. Running time approximately 90 minutes.
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  • JANINE in Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon
    Jun 15, 2019, 3:30 PM
    McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
    Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan styled comedic tale of adventure and romance set in the Old Wild West. Running time approximately 90 minutes.
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  • JANINE in Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon
    Jun 08, 2019, 7:00 PM
    McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
    Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan styled comedic tale of adventure and romance set in the Old Wild West. Running time approximately 90 minutes.
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  • DORABELLA in Cosi fan tutte
    Jun 01, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA
    Mission Opera Company presents a fully staged production of Mozart’s iconic comedy ‘Cosi fan tutte’ with orchestra. Who knew fiancée swapping was popular in the 18th Century? Let the Love Games begin! Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets ($25 General/$20 Senior) available at the door
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  • DORABELLA in Cosi fan tutte
    May 26, 2019, 7:30 PM
    Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, USA
    Mission Opera Company presents a fully staged production of Mozart’s iconic comedy ‘Cosi fan tutte’ with orchestra. Who knew fiancée swapping was popular in the 18th Century? Let the Love Games begin! Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets ($25 General/$20 Senior) available at the door
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  • GIULIETTA in Les Contes D'Hoffmann
    Feb 13, 2019, 7:00 PM
    1733 N New Hampshire Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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“Where words fail, music speaks”

-Hans Christian Andersen

©2017 BY JESSIE MASSOUDI

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