Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston, is a soprano and writer who divides her time between Berlin and Berkeley. She recently returned from a concert tour of Lithuania.

Articles by this Author

Artist Spotlight
May 26, 2015

SFCV talks with the New Orleans native about S.F. Opera’s upcoming production of Les Troyens, the challenges of keeping his voice in shape, and the most heroic thing he has ever done.

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  • First Time Concert Goer
March 20, 2015

The company will present the Baroque opera at the Exit Theater on March 27 and 28. More about Black Box Baroque »

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    January 23, 2015

    The Bay Area has as many local opera companies as microclimates. Make way for Island City Opera, which opened a well-cast Lucia di Lammermoor this past weekend.

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    Artist Spotlight
    December 13, 2014

    The young, star-to-be soprano gives her take on “early music,” working with Mark Morris, and Handelʼs Messiah.

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    Artist Spotlight
    September 2, 2014

    Young British phenom Benjamin Grosvenor launches the S.F. Symphony season with demanding Ravel’s Piano Concerto, promising a spellbinding evening. Good thing he has nerves of steel.

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    Artist Spotlight
    June 19, 2014

    Before her run with the San Francisco Symphony, soprano Elza van den Heever gets candid with SFCV.

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    Artist Spotlight
    June 10, 2014

    Mezzo Elizabeth DeShong elaborates on her understanding of Madama Butterfly's confidante, as she prepares for her S.F. Opera run in the emotionally powerful role.

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    Artist Spotlight
    May 20, 2014

    Susanna Phillips’ star is still on the rise, and San Francisco audiences will welcome her Poulenc and Fauré on May 29 and 30, in concert with the S.F. Symphony.

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    Artist Spotlight
    May 19, 2014

    As S.F. Opera prepares to launch its summer production of the great musical Show Boat, its director reflects on its broad relevance to the America of today.

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    Artist Spotlight
    April 15, 2014

    A passion for connecting today’s audiences with great music of the past is the driving force behind Nicole Paiement’s rising company, Opera Parallèle.

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    Artist Spotlight
    March 31, 2014

    The Labèque sisters are readying their latest four-hand program for San Francisco, featuring American composers, played in Katia’s and Marielle’s inimitable fashion.

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    Artist Spotlight
    March 12, 2014

    Maya Beiser, a collaborative artist/cellist/innovator, believes strongly that music can open minds and even change lives, and works toward that end in her many ventures moving from classical to creating something new.

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    Kids & Families Feature
    March 4, 2014

    The String Arcade, an innovative CD project, earns seed money for a new after-school music program.

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    Artist Spotlight
    February 14, 2014

    The world-renowned viola da gambist Jordi Savall pleads for the primacy of the artist, to help avert political disaster.

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    Artist Spotlight
    February 5, 2014

    Soyeon Kate Lee readies for a “Pianists in Paris” recital in Menlo/Atherton on Sunday.

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      February 2, 2014

      Audiences will have a chance to hear why the Kronos Quartet chose Bay Area native Mary Kouyoumdjian from nearly 400 applicants for its latest Under 30 World Premiere commission.

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      Artist Spotlight
      January 24, 2014

      Pianist Simone Dinnerstein discusses her penchant for performing Bach, which she has played since a child, and comparing her style to that of other interpreters.

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      January 14, 2014

      Past-mistress of that ancient Chinese stringed instrument the pipa, Wu Man reflects on her unconventional start in music and her long road to the world’s concert stages.

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      January 23, 2013

      With wide-ranging gifts and varied interests, soprano Christine Brandes keeps up with politics of antiquity as well as of today.

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      August 24, 2010

      Soprano Ellen Hargis will give three recitals with lutenist Paul O’Dette across the Bay Area in a program, titled “Wait! I’m Singing Now…,” featuring the music of Strozzi, Kapsberger, Scarlatti, Cesti, and Piccinini. SFCV asked Hargis about her love of early music, the challenges of balancing singing and teaching, and what it’s like to work as an early-music star in a modern world.

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