Lisa Williamson
(She/Her) Described by the Washington Post as “silvery of voice” and “a showstopper” for her recent performances with Washington National Opera as The Rose in The Little Prince and The Flamingo in the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, the Unicorn and Me, soprano Lisa Williamson is a versatile singer who has forged a diverse career that has taken her around the world.
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In the dynamic 2018-19 season she creates the role of Bessie Coleman, the first black American female pilot, in the world-premiere production of Douglas Buchanan and Caitlin Vincent's Sackler Prize-Winning opera Bessie and Ma, returns to the New Haven Symphony for the stratospheric soprano solos in Carmina Burana, and shows off her comedic timing as Amalia in She Loves Me at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts with UConn Opera. In the 2017-18 season she joined the Hartford Symphony Orchestra for Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Carmina Burana, returned to The Glimmerglass Festival to sing The Rose in The Little Prince and sang title roles in Cendrillon and Suor Angelica at UConn Opera. Other recent highlights include her debut with Portland Opera in a double bill of David Lang's the difficulty of crossing a field and the little match girl passion, singing Virginia Creeper and the soprano soloist, Laurie in The Tender Land with Hartford Opera Theater in partnership with the American School for the Deaf in a production in she also communicated using American Sign Language, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra Pops, Die Fledermaus and La Bohème (Opera Theater of Connecticut), the little match girl passion (The Glimmerglass Festival), The Music Man (Royal Opera House, Muscat in Oman), and Wonderful Town (Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy).

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