Head Make-up Artist
As Head of the Makeup Department Jessica Pratt is responsible for bringing the designer’s vision to life on the faces of Pacific Opera Victoria’s performers.
Jessica has a background in film and special f/x makeup and is an alumni of both the Blanche MacDonald Centre and The Western Academy of Photography. Having always enjoyed the arts and expressing herself creatively, Jessica is thrilled to work with Pacific Opera Victoria and truly loves being a part of the team that creates the characters that are seen on stage. When these incredible singers breathe life into that work it’s such a joy to see. Jessica still gets chills when she is working backstage listening to live opera as she works – even after all these years. The first opera Jessica worked on was Das Rheingold in 2014 and since then she has had the privilege of working on so many beautiful productions – Madama Butterfly, La traviata and Il trittico are among her favourites.
When Jessica is not working on a production she likes to spend her time reading, writing, sketching or taking pictures on a walk around the city. Jessica’s two young sons keep her on her toes and fill her days with their shenanigans. Her youngest once asked her what opera was so they watched some performances online and now they write and sing operas in the kitchen about buttering toast and folding laundry. Jessica wouldn’t be surprised if one of their creations finds their way to Pacific Opera too one day.