Lisa Walecki, noted Lyric Soprano, hails from British Columbia, Canada and currently calls Denver, Colorado her home. She came to the United States to complete her Master of Music at the University of Northern Colorado, after which she was accepted into Opera Colorado's prestigious young artist program. There, Lisa performed the roles of Papagena and Pamina in Die Zauberflote, Juliette in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and received high acclaim as Marzelline in Fidelio, conducted by the renowned Julius Rudel. Ms. Walecki has also been featured performer for Central City Opera's outreach program, appearing as Floyd's Susannah and as the New Prioress in the Dialogues of the Carmelites. She received rave reviews for her portrayal of Nedda in I Pagliacci with both Opera Theatre of the Rockies and as a special guest artisit with University of Northern Colorado's Opera Theatre. Ms. Walecki has also enjoyed Oratorio success as the soprano soloist in the Messiah with the Nebraska Masterworks Chorale. More recently she has appeared as Valencienne in the Merry Widow with Pacific Repertory Opera, Violetta in La Traviata with Opera Theatre of the Rockies and Marguerite in Faust as guest artist with the UNC Opera Theatre. Lisa has been teaching private voice lessons for over 20 years and now has a studio with over forty students. She loves all of her students and enjoys putting on 2 Vocal Showcases per year to give them an opportunity to perform on a professional stage.