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 - March 18, 2023

This new telling of The Tempest from composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens premieres March 25 at Herbst Theatre.

Lisa Houston - January 16, 2023

The mezzo-soprano reconnects with audiences, artists, and nature in her latest recital project, which tours California this month.

Lisa Houston - October 31, 2022

Now studying conducting at university in Vienna, the young composer has revised her first opera and written another.

Lisa Houston - October 16, 2022

A serious star cast joins PBO for this lesser-known Handel oratorio about a Christian woman and a Roman solider.

Lisa Houston - October 11, 2022

The soprano’s role debut as Madame Lidoine, also her company debut, comes as her career begins to skyrocket.

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.