Lisa Houston

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

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Lisa Houston - August 29, 2022

The soprano, who’s creating the role in John Adams’s new work at SF Opera, chats with SFCV about approaching a legendary character.

Lisa Houston - May 31, 2022

In a freewheeling chat, the singer opens up about all things opera, including his upcoming turn in the title role in SF Opera’s Don Giovanni.

Lisa Houston - April 11, 2022

The ascending countertenor talks with SFCV about his star turn on The Voice, his upcoming date with Opera Parallèle, and about being an “everyday singer.”

Lisa Houston - November 15, 2021

The acclaimed soprano talks with SFCV about her dream roles, balancing her performing and professorial duties, and making kindness count.

Lisa Houston - August 23, 2021

The singer made her role debut with SF Opera on Saturday. Catch one of the four remaining performances.

Lisa Houston - December 21, 2020

Hot off her success in Porgy and Bess and a nonstop run of gigs, the feted singer reflects on an artist’s life in the mandated slow lane.

Lisa Houston - November 30, 2020

The renowned mezzo-soprano talks about opera in the age of COVID-19 and her upcoming role in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers with Opera San José.

Lisa Houston - October 12, 2020

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

Lisa Houston - June 29, 2020

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

Lisa Houston - June 23, 2020

Opera philanthropy floats hope upon a sea of uncertainty.