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Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston is a feature contributor to Classical Singer magazine and San Francisco Classical Voice, and the founder of SingerSpirit.com, a website for singers.

Articles by this Author

Artist Spotlight
October 12, 2020

The revered choral director reflects on a career spent cultivating young vocal talent.

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Artist Spotlight
June 29, 2020

SFGC's artistic director talks about the pivot to online learning, plus how to nurture change in a younger generation.

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Feature Article
June 23, 2020

Opera philanthropy floats hope upon a sea of uncertainty.

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Artist Spotlight
May 17, 2020

Clever planning, hard work, and a digital interface with Adler leadership keep the talented singer focused on her emerging career.

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Artist Spotlight
December 8, 2019

The Haitian-American flutist talks about making her own musical path and finding common cause with Eighth Blackbird.

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Upcoming Concert
December 8, 2019

Mila traces the plight of a foreign domestic worker in the rapidly changing city.

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Artist Spotlight
October 29, 2019

Joseph Young shares his hopes and aspirations for his tenure with the adventurous orchestra.

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Artist Spotlight
October 8, 2019

The soprano talks about her meteoric rise and her SF Opera debut as Susanna in Figaro.

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Artist Spotlight
September 24, 2019

Natasha Paremski and Alfredo Rodríguez pair off for three masterworks.

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Artist Spotlight
September 24, 2019

The vocal ensemble explores the expressive potential of the human voice.

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Feature Article
June 8, 2019

The lovely, tongue-twisting Czech libretto offers a challenge to the singers — and their coaches.

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Artist Spotlight
June 3, 2019

The singer shares the buzz about her upcoming role with S.F. Opera.

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Artist Spotlight
May 25, 2019

In advance of her stint with the S.F. Opera in June, the singer muses on her wildly varied career, her special relationship with MTT, and the joy of singing.

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Feature Article
November 8, 2018

Jake Heggie talks about his latest collaboration with Gene Scheer, a new opera promising more than just holiday cheer.

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Artist Spotlight
October 21, 2018

The star violinist is building connections with the next generation of music-makers and fans through social media.

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Artist Spotlight
October 9, 2018

En route to the Bay Area for a few gigs, the master of the six-string chats about music, rocket science, and the trajectory of her long career.

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Artist Spotlight
August 31, 2018

The singer brings her acclaimed portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I to San Francisco Opera in Roberto Devereux.

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Artist Spotlight
August 7, 2018

The genre-defying composer chats about her creative process, works in progress, and where she finds inspiration.

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Artist Spotlight
July 23, 2018

Precision, preparation, and a wide set of interests and activities help make Fabiano’s performances so individual and compelling.

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Artist Spotlight
July 2, 2018

The famed Broadway singer joins the S.F. Symphony for Independence Day celebrations.

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