OPAS kickstarted their 15th season with one of the most prolific singers in the county. We proudly announce that Lisa Vroman will continue her OPAS Artist in Residence collaboration after thrilling the audience in a magical evening called Broadway Sings for OPAS. The concert took place on Swept. 16th and also featured impressive vocals of Broadway sensation Mamie Parris.
Lisa has become an active mentor and sought-after voice clinician with many colleges and universities across the county and around the world. This fall will find her teaching a masterclass for local students and instructing virtual voice lessons for youth chorus members.
Ms. Vroman has long since established herself as one of America's most powerful and versatile voices and has enchanted audiences for many years. The San Francisco Chronicle called her a "musical and theatrical marvel," and Sir Cameron Mackintosh named her "one of American musical theatre's most beautiful voices" - which is high praise indeed. Legendary American Director said, "Few ladies today possess the exquisite voice and clarity of range of Lisa Vroman."
Lisa is best known for her nine-year stint as Christine in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera, but that barely scratches the surface of a career that has soared thanks to her sparkling vocals and magnetic personality. She made her Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love and became the first actress to perform both Fantine and Cosette in Les Misérables. Over her career, she has sung for Queen Elizabeth II, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and the Library of Congress. putting her in rather esteemed company.
Miss Vroman's repertoire is much more expansive than musical theatre; she is at home in an opera setting, in front of a symphony orchestra, or alongside a single acoustic guitar or piano singing pop or soulful ballads. Ms. Vroman has performed most leading lady roles in musical theatre history, including Maria in Westside Story, Marian the librarian in The Music Man, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Maria in The Sound of Music, Carrie Pepperidge in Carousel, and Guenevere in Camelot, among many others. She has graced the stages of nearly 100 symphonies worldwide and recently completed a multi-city tour in China.
Lisa is the perfect fit for us because she is a long-time supporter of OPAS. She appeared on our mainstage in 2016 and has recently provided her talents to a private home concert for members and two new OPAS membership events. Having seen what an impact she has mad eon our community in those settings, we're very excited to what magic she will continue to create as she completes her tenure as 2022 Artist-in-Residence. As we build the rest of our fall season, we do not doubt that our landmark 15th season will be one you don't want to miss.
We are very grateful to share her talents with audiences who are bound to walk away from the concerts with a bounce in their step and a genuine appreciation of what OPAS Artistic Director Doug LeBrecque called "one of the greatest Broadway sopranos of this or any generation."
Join us during this exciting new season to enjoy the spectacle that is Lisa Vroman, along with all of our performers and events.