Upcoming

Bella Diva & Friends Concert

September 29, 2012 at 4:30pm

Bella Diva Trio

Join Bella Diva for a fun-filled evening of music collaboration at Baker Park Amphitheater:

4:30pm Ace Eden - singer/songwriter
5:00pm The Booby Traps Band
6:00pm Polly & Tom Baldridge
6:30pm Damascus & Calvary United Methodist Church Choirs
7:00pm Choral Arts Society Chamber Chorus
7:30pm Choral Arts Society of Frederick
8:00pm Bella Diva Trio / Grand Finale

Verdi Opera Tales

Soprano Lead

May 12 - May 30, 2012

LA Opera

Lisa Eden, soprano (Alice, Amelia, Violetta)
Melissa Treinkman, mezzo-soprano (Meg, Fiesco, Azucena)
Robert MacNeil, tenor (Verdi, Quickly, Gabriele, Duke)
LeRoy Villanueva, baritone (Falstaff, Simon, Don Carlo)
Tali Tadmor, Music Director
Eli Villanueva, Stage Director

In celebration of Verdi's 200th Anniversary, LA Opera presents Verdi Opera Tales, a spirited story that combines excerpts from Verdi's Falstaff, Simon Boccanegra, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Rigoletto. Watch as the characters vie for the opportunity to perform roles from their favorite Verdi operas. The show will tour LA County Libraries for 12 performances from May 12 - May 30. Visit the LA Opera website for details!

LA Opera Presents: La Bohème Preview

Mimì, Musetta

May 3, 2012 at 7:00pm & 8:00pm

LA Opera

Lisa Eden, Mimì & Musetta
Cesar Sanchez, Rodolfo
LeRoy Villanueva, Marcello
Daniel Faltus, MC

On Thursday, May 3 at 7pm and 8pm, LA Opera will present two short Courtyard performances featuring selections from Puccini’s La Bohème as part of One Colorado’s Spring Art & Cultural Events. General seating is available in the courtyard on a first-come, first-served basis. One Colorado is located at 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, California, 91103. The Courtyard is surrounded by restaurants – come early and enjoy special menu offerings put together for this LA Opera event by A/K/A Bistro.

Bella Diva

In Concert

April 21, 2012 at 7:30pm

Cabaret Room, Singer's Forum

Join Bella Diva Trio on April 21st for an EXCLUSIVE preview event!

Lisa Eden, soprano
Shana Oshiro, soprano
Kara Cornell, mezzo-soprano

Bella Diva performs highlights from their upcoming 2012-13 concert tour program featuring timeless classics, new favorites, and even a world premiere! Enjoy the sultry sounds of Bella Diva in the intimate setting of the Singers Forum Cabaret Room located in the historic Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan.

Love Duet from Madama Butterfly

Cio-cio San

April 5, 2012 at 7:30pm

Martina Arroyo Foundation

Lisa Eden and tenor Jahmaul Bakare participate in the festive operatic recital of the Martina Arroyo spring role preparation class held at the Liederkranz Foundation Ballroom.

LA Opera: The American Songbook

Soloist

September 22, 2011 at 12:00pm

LA Opera

City of Hope's Cooper Auditorium
1500 E. Duarte Rd
Duarte, CA 91010

Lisa Eden, soprano
Robert MacNeil, tenor
LeRoy Villanueva, baritone
Daniel Faltus, piano

LA Opera presents a program of songs from the American Songbook to staff and patients at the City of Hope Hospital & Cancer Research Center. This annual concert is a highlight event for all involved!! Lunch provided for first 300 guests.

RSVP by September 20th: 626-301-8803

An Evening with LA Opera: Music of the Regency

Soprano Soloist

July 21, 2011 at 7:00pm

The Hungtington Library

Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California

Lisa Eden, soprano
Colm Estridge, baritone
Cathy Miller Popovic, piano

Enjoy music from the Regency period in an evening of song on the loggia of the Huntington Art Gallery, featuring performances by artists of the LA Opera and commentary on the historical context of the works by Mary Robertson, curator of the exhibition “Revisiting the Regency.”
Members: $45 Non-Members: $55
Registration: 626-405-2128

An Evening of Opera

Marguerite / Violetta

May 27, 2011 at 7:30pm

Jessica Morel, Conductor

Doc Rando Recital Hall
Beam Music Center
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada

Join students and alum from UNLV's opera studio for an evening of beautiful opera arias. Featuring works by Mozart, Puccini, Gounod, Verdi, Bizet, Wagner, and more!

Free Admission, Donations Welcome

The Will-o-the-Wisps (Le Villi)

Anna

May 13, 15(m), 19, & 21, 2011

Opera Vivente

Anna | Lisa Eden
Robert | Ken Gayle
William | Nathan Wentworth

Conductor | JoAnn Kulesza
Director | John Bowen
Set Designer | Thom Bumblauskas
Lighting Designer | Peter Jakubowski
Costume Designer | Melanie Clark
Wig/Makeup Designer | Monica Cook Harrison

The cast of last season's Impressions of Pelleas are reunited in this True Blood inspired production of Giacomo Puccini's Le Villi.

My darling Robert,

Why did you not return to me as you promised? I died waiting for you, and my father weeps at my grave. Now my new friends and I are thirsting to welcome you home...

Yours for eternity,
Anna

King David

Soprano Soloist

April 30, 2011 at 7:30pm

The Reston Chorale

Vienna Presbyterian Church
124 Park Street, NE, Vienna, VA
David Lang | conductor

Arthur Honegger's oratorio King David recounts the great Hebrew king's life, set in 27 smaller segments collected into three major sections, interlinked with spoken narration. The conclusion, a flowing alleluia sung against a chorale, is deeply affecting. Along the way there are dances, barbaric marches, and the virtual invention of the musical style that would emerge in Hollywood biblical epics.

Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors and Youth
Order online or call 703-834-0079

Master's Recital

April 17, 2011 at 5:30pm

UNLV

Doc Rando Recital Hall
Beam Music Center
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada

Lisa Eden, soprano
Dr. Karen McCann, piano
Sandro Ladu, violin

Lisa sings her favorite art songs and arias by Handel, Strauss, Poulenc, Turina, Rachmaninoff, Bolcom and more to complete the final requirements for her master of music degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The event is free and open to the public.

Madama Butterfly

Cio-Cio San

April 2011

UNLV Opera Studio

Cio-Cio San | Lisa Eden
B. F. Pinkerton | Jahmaul Bakare
Conductor | Taras Krysa
Music Director |Dr. Karen McCann

For more than a century, audiences have been thrilled by Puccini’s haunting, poignant music and touched by the lovely Butterfly (Cio-Cio San), who gives up everything for love. The innocent Butterfly catches the eye of a caddish, young American Naval officer, B. F. Pinkerton, who makes her his temporary “wife.” When his time in Japan is over, he abandons her. Butterfly, utterly bereft, kills herself, choosing to die with honor rather than live in disgrace. The UNLV Opera Studio presents a fully staged production, with orchestra, this spring.

Who Wants to be an Opera Singer?

Soprano Lead

January 10 - February 13, 2011

Los Angeles Opera

Lisa appears with the Los Angeles Opera's Education Outreach Department in the original production, Who Wants to be an Opera Singer? The show will be performed for students and families in venues around LA County, including The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Grand Hall, Cerritos Center, and Lancaster Performing Arts Center.

Celebrate the Season Opera Gala

December 18, 2010 at 8pm

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Celebrate the holidays in grand style at the "Celebrate the Season Opera Gala" in Spokane, Washington featuring:

Lisa Eden, soprano
Jahmaul Bakare, tenor
Jonathan Mancheni, tenor
David Brewster, piano

Tickets: $25 / www.ticketswest.com

Il Trovatore

Leonora

November 27 & December 2, 3, & 11, 2010

Teatro dell'Opera di Milano

Leonora | Lisa Eden
Manrico | Sebastián Ferrada Garramón
Il Conte di Luna | Eduardo Pohossov & Valentino Salvini
Azucena | Inge Heinl
Ferrando | Daniele Cusari
Ines | Mila Pavlova
Director | Mario Riccardo Migliara
Conductor | Vito Lo Re

Enrico Caruso once said that all it takes for a successful performance of Il trovatore is the four greatest singers in the world. While the plot is at times so complex and unlikely, it could be fairly described either as incomprehensible or implausible, if not both, the sublime music has kept it firmly planted in the world's opera houses for more than 150 years. Lisa is delighted to return to Italy this fall to sing in Teatro dell'Opera di Milano's latest production.

Opera Heroines: An Evening of Love, Betrayal, Seduction, and More...

Featured Artist

Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 7:30pm

Damascus United Methodist Church

Lisa Eden returns to her hometown, Damascus, MD, one night only, for a not to be missed concert event:

Opera Heroines
Featuring:
Lisa Eden, soprano
Susan Ricci, piano

Joined by:
Jennifer Royall Anderson, soprano
Polly Edmonds, soprano &
Joseph W. Richter, narrator

The concert will feature arias and duets from Orfeo ed Euridice, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Zaide, Norma, Lakmé, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme, and Otello.

Free will offering

Lisa has been invited to return to Milan this summer to sing the role of Desdemona in Verdi's Otello with Teatro dell'Opera di Milano and is presenting this concert to help raise funds for travel and accommodation expenses associated with this exciting international appearance. If you are unable to attend this event but are interested in making a contribution, please contact Lisa at: Lisa.Grey.Eden@gmail.com
Thank you!!

Opera Night at Tuscana West Restaurant

June 12, 2010 at 7:00pm

Tuscana West

Join us at Tuscana West for an evening of opera arias, duets, and trios from Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and more!

Lisa Eden, soprano
Grace Gori, mezzo-soprano
Aurelius Gori, baritone
Michael Crabill, piano

The Magic Flute

First Lady

March 19 & 21, 2010

UNLV Opera Studio

Impressions of Pelléas

Mélisande

February 26, 28(m), March 4, 6, 2010

Opera Vivente

Long ago, in a faraway kingdom ruled by a blind king, two half-brother princes loved the same mysterious princess, and the intensity of their passion destroyed them all.

Mélisande - Lisa Eden
Pelléas - Kenneth Gayle
Golaud - Nathan Wentworth
Arkel - David Morris
Genevieve - Dina Martire

Music Director - Dana N. Scott
Director - John Bowen

Opera Las Vegas Holiday Luncheon at the Four Seasons

Guest Artist

December 5, 2009

Opera Las Vegas

Die Fledermaus

Rosalinde

November 12, 2009 (Dress Rehearsal Performance)

UNLV Opera Studio

Carmina Burana

Soprano Soloist

October 24, 2009 at 7:00pm

Choralis

Don Giovanni

Donna Anna

July 24, 25*, 26, 2009

Teatro dell'Opera di Milano

Teatro dell'Opera di Milano's production of Don Giovanni will be presented at Castello Sforzesco this July.

Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Soprano Soloist

June 7, 2009

Trinity Chamber Orchestra

St. Ann Catholic Church
4001 Yuma Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Tickets
301-926-0936

Carmina Burana

Soprano Soloist

May 17, 2009 at 3:00pm

Master Chorale of Washington

Carl Orrf’s wildly popular and instantly recognizable Carmina Burana is a masterful blending of ancient Latin texts with visceral rhythms and haunting harmonies, evoking images of ritualistic dance and ribald frolicking that will awaken and arouse your senses. This intoxicating work is a not-to-be missed musical experience that is sure to be a sellout.

Donald McCullough, conductor
Lisa Eden, soprano
Robert Baker, tenor
Jon Bruno, baritone
Children's Chorus of Washington

Tickets

Mass of the Children by John Rutter

Soprano Soloist

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 7:30pm & Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 3pm

Mass of the Children by John Rutter

An evening of Rutter's music for choirs, organ, and orchestra. Presented by chancel choirs and children's choirs of Damascus and Calvary United Methodist Churches.

Polly Edmonds Baldridge and
Joche Wilmot, conducting
Lisa Eden, soprano
Curt Shiflett, bass
Stephen Kalnoske, organ

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 7:30pm
Calvary United Methodist Church
131 W 2nd Street
Frederick, MD
301-662-1464

Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 3pm
Damascus United Methodist Church
9700 New Church Street
Damascus, MD
301-253-0024

The Crane Wife

Voice of the Crane / Wife

April 4, 2009 at 7:00pm

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Lab Theater #2
Open seating, free admission!

A reading of a new musical based on the Japanese folk tale, The Crane Wife, by playwright Richard Rashke. This event is intended to coincide with the celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Crane Wife is an old Japanese tale about a poor man who finds an injured crane outside his home that has been struck in the wing by an arrow. He takes it in and nurses it back to health. After he releases the crane, a woman appears at his doorstep with whom he falls in love and marries. Because they need money, his wife offers to weave wondrous clothes out of silk that they can sell at the market, but only if he agrees never to watch her making them.

They begin to sell them and live a comfortable life, but he soon makes her weave them more and more. Oblivious to his wife's diminishing health, his greed increases. He eventually peeks in to see what she is doing to make the silk she weaves so desirable. He is shocked to discover that at the loom is a crane plucking feathers from her own body and weaving them into the loom. The crane, seeing him, flies away and never returns.

Ward Virts Recital Series

Solo Vocal Recital

March 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm

College of Southern Maryland

Lisa Eden, soprano
Susan Ricci, piano

Join Lisa and Susan for an afternoon of art song and opera. The program includes works by Strauss, Poulenc, Charpentier, Rachmaninoff, Previn, Bolcom, and more. Admission is free!

Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea

Virtue/Pallas Athene/Venus

March 6, 8(m), 12, and 14, 2009

Opera Vivente

Love or at least lust does indeed conquer all in Monteverdi’s decadent baroque opera. Based on historical events surrounding the Emperor Nero’s exiling of his first wife and subsequent coronation of his mistress, The Coronation of Poppea is filled with some of Monteverdi’s most luxurious and sophisticated music.

Joseph Gascho, Conductor
John Bowen, Director

Order tickets online now, performances sell out quickly!

Benefit Concert

February 9, 2009

Washington Concert Opera

A private concert at the Embassy of Monaco to benefit the Washington Concert Opera.

Antony Walker
Lisa Eden

Presidential Inaugural Morning Worship Service

Vocalist

January 20, 2009

Saint John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square

Prior to the swearing in ceremony, President Obama will attend a worship service at Saint John's Episcopal Church the morning of the inauguration.

Rev. Dr. Luis León, Rector
Ben Hutto, Music Director
Saint John's Choir

This service is not open to the public.

Solo Vocal Recital at the Cosmos Club

November 19, 2008 at 8:00pm

Cosmos Club

Lisa Eden, soprano
Dr. Joy Schreier, piano

Lisa and Joy present an elegant evening of art song and opera at the historic Cosmos Club located in downtown DC.
Private event

Master Class with Evelyn Lear

(Lisa Eden - Participant)

September 26 at 7:00pm

Vocal Arts Society

Charles Sumner School
1201 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 442-6060

Lisa Eden will participate in a master class with famed soprano, Evelyn Lear, hosted by the Vocal Arts Society at the Charles Sumner School. This event is free and open to the public.

Monteclair's Pyramus & Thisbe & Handel's Apollo & Daphne

Thisbe & Daphne

Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 3pm and 5pm

Baltimore Artscape presents Opera Vivente

The largest free public arts festival in the country, Artscape features 150+ artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on four outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, fashion, film, experimental music and performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and multiple street theater locations; and a delicious, international menu of food and beverages that is available throughout the festival site.

NATS Artist Awards Competition

National Semi-Finalist

June 26, 2008

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

40th Artist Awards Competition
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee

The NATSAA competition is designed to assist singers prepared to launch a professional career, and to that end substantial monetary and performance prizes are offered. The competition takes place every other year, in conjunction with NATS Conferences. Preliminary competitions are held regionally, and semifinals/finals take place at the NATS Conference.

Solo Vocal Recital at Strathmore Mansion

June 15 at 7:00pm

Strathmore Mansion

Lisa Eden, soprano
Joy Schreier, piano

Join Lisa and Joy for an evening of art song and opera. This program is being offered in preparation for the NATSAA finals that Lisa will be competing in June 26-27.

Donations are most welcome!

Solo Vocal Recital at An Die Musik LIVE!

June 14 at 2pm

An Die Musik LIVE!

409 North Charles Street
Second Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
888.221.6170
410.385.2638

This concert is being presented by An Die Musik LIVE! in preparation for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards (NATSAA) Competition. Ms. Eden was the mid-Atlantic regional winner and will compete in Nashville June 26-27 with the other regional finalists for the grand prize, a concert debut at Carnegie Hall. The required program for the competition includes 14 art songs and four arias, a full recital. Ms. Eden will present a large portion of the program, including songs and arias by Strauss, Turina, Lekberg, Rachmaninoff, Gluck, Handel and Charpentier. Ms. Eden will be accompanied by Joy Schreier on piano.

All tickets $15

Venus to Appear at Earthquake Benefit Concert

June 8 at 7pm

Greater DC Chinese Scholars and Students Association

Cole Field House
University of Maryland
College Park
Tickets $10

Venus is honored to participate in this charitable cultural event dedicated to the victims of the recent earthquake in Szechuan, China. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to disaster relief efforts.

Venuscombines the talents of four beautiful, award winning female singers into a unique blend of music drawn from both classical and current influences, best described as operatic pop. United by their gift for music, this multinational quartet performs favorites from around the globe, fusing beautiful, time-tested melodies with contemporary innovative settings.

Elektra

Die Vertraute

May 10, 13, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 2008

Washington National Opera
Heinz Fricke

Kennedy Center Opera House

Agamemnon, king of ancient Mycenae, has been murdered by his wife and her lover. Obsessed with her father's death, Elektra will stop at nothing until his death is avenged, but when her brother returns from exile and carries out her wishes, the mental strain proves too much for her, as the opera culminates in a frenzied dance of vengeance.

MD - DC NATSAA Winners Recital

Friday, May 9, 2008, at 7:30 pm

NATS - Maryland, DC Chapter

Lisa Eden, soprano
Amanda Gosier, soprano
Keesun Kwon, soprano
Jeffrey Tarr, bass

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20003

Handel in Italy

April 13, 2008 at 7:00pm

The Harmonious Blacksmith

The Baltimore Basilica
Drawn by the ravishing style of Italian music, the young George Frederic Handel left his native Germany in 1706 to spend several years traveling and performing in Italy. This exciting program will survey Handel's works, as well as the music from Rome, Naples and Venice that inspired him. Works by Monteverdi, Caccini, A. Scarlatti and Handel.

Lisa Eden, soprano
Joseph Gascho, harpsichord
Justin Godoy, recorder

Orpheus in the Underworld

Minerva

April 11, 13, 17, 19 2008

Opera Vivente

Baltimore, Maryland
Image. Is there anything more important in today’s media driven world? Over a hundred years ago, Jacques Offenbach asked the same question in an uproarious and satirical take on the ancient legend of Orpheus. Elements of soap opera, celeb-reality, and televangelism jostle for supremacy in Opera Vivente's production, all under the imperious eye of Public Opinion. Offenbach’s score is chock-full of energetic and hilarious music including the only duet ever written for a soprano and a fly culminating in the famous cancan. A delightfully guilty pleasure!

Galgenlieder

February 17, 2008 at 5:30pm

University of Maryland, Clarice Smith Center

Lisa Eden joins Brian Kaufman for a performance of Jan Koetsier's Galgenlieder, an eight song work for tuba and soprano.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Songs of Love

February 8, 2008 at 8pm

The Mu-lan Foundation

The Mu-lan Foundation presents Songs of Love, a Valentine's concert event featuring a wide array of talented artists including Alessandra Marc, whose voice has been praised as "an instrument of unsurpassed beauty and impact." Joining her is celebrated bass-baritone, Ding Gao, a masterful singer who has enjoyed success and popularity both in the United States and abroad.
The Mu-lan foundation also presents:

Venus: International Band

Lisa Eden, soprano
Luciana Cecille, soprano
Xiaoge Wang, mezzo-soprano
Kara Cornell, mezzo-soprano

Venus combines the talents of four ravishingly beautiful, award winning female singers into a unique blend of music drawn from both classical and current influences, best described as operatic pop. United by their gift for music, this multinational quartet performs favorites from around the globe, fusing beautiful, time-tested melodies with contemporary innovative settings. Come experience the spellbinding allure of Venus.
Let their voices captivate you!

Handel in Italy

January 19, 2008

The Harmonious Blacksmith
Baltimore Basilica

Chalice Concert Series
Columbia, Maryland
7:15pm Pre-concert Lecture
8:00pm Concert

Messiah

December 9, 2007

New Dominion Chorale

Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA

Christmas with Choral Arts

December 4, 2007 at 7:30 pm

Baltimore Choral Arts Society / National Spiritual Ensemble

The Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore, MD
*Concert to be televised