"Mezzo-soprano Lisa Chavez tore into the part in a standout performance.”
- James L Paulk , Classical Voice North America
“Ms Chavez is as bold and commanding as she is alluring and conniving. She brings a depth and grace to her lusty character."
- Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
Lisa Chavez, has been described as possessing a “plush storm of a voice”, “graceful stage presence” as well as being “a powerhouse both vocally and emotionally”. In the 22/23 season Ms. Chavez will be returning to Sarasota Opera for 2 role debuts as the title character of Massenet's Thérèse, and Fidalma in Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto. This marks 10 roles, 8 role debuts with Sarasota Opera. Lisa will be making her role and company debut as Adalgisa in Opera Tampa's Norma in Februrary.
Last summer Lisa was featured in a series of concerts with New York City Opera in Bryant Park. She sang the title role in Carmen, was Mezzo Soloist in the concert Now That’s What I Call Opera, and Maddalena in Rigoletto which was also performed at the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. Chavez was also seen with New York City Opera in a “star turn” as Maggie in the premiere of Bell/Campbell's Stonewall. Other roles performed with the company include Dolores in Dolores Claiborne, Paula in Florencia en el Amazonas, and was also involved in the Hal Prince production of Candide.
For the 2013-2015 seasons Chavez was a principal resident artist with Opera San Jose. Roles sung in her tenure; Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Harriet Herriton in the premiere of Where Angels Fear to Tread, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Meg Page in Falstaff, Third Lady
in Die Zauberflöte.
Other memorable roles include; Federico García Lorca in Ainadamar, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Secretary in The Consul, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Marquise de Berkenfield in La Fille de régiment and Madame Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons.