Mezzo-soprano Lisa Chavez joins the OSJ resident ensemble during the 2013-14 season, appearing as Meg Page (Falstaff), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). Recent performances for Ms. Chavez include the Seventh Annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition, where she was named Third Prize Winner. Operatic roles performed recently include Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Geraldine (A Hand of Bridge) and Lorca (Ainadamar) with Opera Parallèle of San Francisco, Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin) with Opera Company of Middlebury, the Secretary (The Consul) for Dicapo Opera, and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) for Shreveport Opera.
Awards received by Ms. Chavez include First Place and Audience Favorite in the Irma M. Cooper Competition (2013), and Fourth Place winner in the Shreveport Singer of the Year Competition (2011). In November 2008, she was a finalist in the worldwide Opera Competition with Mezzo TV, and was featured performing the role of Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible) in over 40 European countries.
Ms. Chavez, who was a resident artist with Dicapo Opera from 2007-2009, as well as a Young Artist with New Jersey Opera (2008-2009), received her MM from the Manhattan School of Music and her BA from California State University Hayward.
Please visit Ms. Chavez’s website for more information.
*Ms. Chavez’s artist residency made possible, in part, by fellowship grants from Prof. John M. Heineke and Prof. Catherine R. Montfort and Phil Park and Izzy Lewis