Deseret News: ‘You don’t ever anticipate winning a Grammy’: How Utah Opera helped this singer win the big award

SALT LAKE CITY — While most people are debating and questioning the results of last night’s Oscars, Jessica Jones still hasn’t gotten over an outcome from the awards ceremony two weeks earlier.

And there’s one thing she wants to know: When will she get her Grammy Award?

The 31-year-old opera singer did get her first Grammy at the awards ceremony on Feb. 10 — she just doesn’t have it in her hands yet, as it’s being engraved in Colorado.

But Jones doesn’t need the trophy to relive that night. She recalls it vividly.

On Feb. 10, 2019, 31-year-old soprano Jessica Jones won a Grammy for best opera recording. Jones played Chrisann Brennan, Steve Jobs’ girlfriend, in the world premiere of “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” at Santa Fe Opera.

“I was shocked,” she told the Deseret News from Miami, where she currently performs with Florida Grand Opera. “You don’t ever anticipate winning a Grammy. It was just never something I imagined would happen to me or in my life.”

The soprano — who played Steve Jobs’ girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan, in the world premiere of “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” at Santa Fe Opera in 2017 — won a Grammy for best opera recording. And it was all the more special that her parents got to take part in the big moment — all the way from a Lowe’s parking lot in Pocatello, Idaho.


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