Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8pm
Lisa Chavez, Mezzo-Soprano
Lisa Chavez, described by her “plush storm of a voice” and “graceful stage presence” has made Carmen a signature role including performances with New York City Opera, and Opera San Jose. This performance marks her Carnegie Hall debut. She also debuted this season with Sarasota Opera as Madame de Croissy in Dialogues of the Carmelites. For the 2013-2015 seasons Chavez was a principal resident artist with Opera San Jose. Roles sung in her tenure; Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Harriet Herriton in the premier of Where Angels Fear to Tread, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Meg Page in Falstaff, Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte.
Memorable roles include; Paula in Florencia en el Amazonas (NYCO), Federico García Lorca in Ainadamar, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Secretary in The Consul, Madame Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons, Dorabella in Cosí fan Tutte.