Monica Isomura, alto, has been praised for her rich vocal quality and captivating stage presence. Since moving to Houston in 2014, she has sung with the Lone Star Lyric Opera, Da Camera, the Houston Heights Orchestra, and will make her debut with Opera in the Heights this season in The Medium and La Cenerentola. She has sung for Michigan Opera Theater, The Castleton Festival, the Occasional Opera Company (NYC), Stony Brook Opera, and Opera in the Ozarks. Monica has been a young artist with Opera New Jersey and Toledo Opera, and a participant in The Songfest Music Festival at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Favorite operatic roles include Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Medoro in Handel’s Orlando, Annio in La Clemenza di Tito, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In concert, Monica has been a soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, and numerous Bach cantatas. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in voice performance from Stonybrook University in New York. Monica is a passionate teacher, serving as a voice teacher at the Kinkaid School, the music director for Roberts Elementary Musical Theater Program, the director of the Houston Chamber Choir’s Rusk Elementary School Chorus, and she maintains a private voice studio in Montrose. Monica has sung with Houston Chamber Choir since 2014.