Mezzo-Soprano Lisa Houston has taught voice for over ten years and performed leading roles in Opera, Musical Theatre and Concerts. Her teaching is based on traditional bel canto techniques combined with the principals of mindfulness and yoga to encourage relaxation, confidence and enjoyment while singing. Her website www.singerspirit.com and her monthly column in Classical Singer Magazine focus on the topic of inspiration for singers. Her hope is that her students will view their singing as source of joy and discovery and will grow to feel empowered as musicians and as artists. It is her belief that developing the voice can be a path to greater self-expression and even self-love.
She has performed with Opera companies throughout California. including Golden Gate Opera, Pacific Repertory Opera, West Bay Opera, Capitol Opera Sacramento, Cinnabar Opera Theatre, the San Francisco Camerata, The San Francisco Lyric Opera, Townsend Opera and in the world premier operas: Corpus Evita and The Woman in the Wall. Her operatic roles include Carmen, Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffman); Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia); Maddalena (Rigoletto); Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) and Augusta Tabor (the Ballad of Baby Doe.) As an actress, Lisa performed in New York and throughout Europe in director Robert Wilson’s Obie award winning production of Hamletmachine as well as his production of “Salome” at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Acting from New York University and a Master’s degree of Music in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Lisa is a recipient of the Bay Area Performing Arts Fellowship and is a native of Berkeley, where she teaches voice.
Please visit her website: www.lisahoustonvoice.com or listen to and buy her album "Love,Liebe, L'Amore, L'Amour: songs and arias on the theme of love" here at CDBaby.