Bio

Soprano, LISA EDEN, has appeared nationally and internationally as concert soloist and in recital at such illustrious venues as the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Kennedy Center, the Cosmos Club, Strathmore Mansion, the National Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Baltimore Basilica, the Embassies of France, the Netherlands, and Monaco, Liederkranz in New York, the Dean Lesher Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Harvard Club in Boston, and the Stefaniensaal and Helmut-List-Halle in Graz, Austria. Her distinguished career is gaining momentum with her recent Milan debut in the role of Violetta, as well as her Los Angeles Opera mainstage debut in the Grammy Award winning, The Ghosts of Versailles.

Opera credits include Violetta in La Traviata, Leonora in Il Trovatore, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, with Teatro dell'Opera di Milano, Anna in Le Villi and Mélisande in Impressions of Pelleas with Opera Vivente, Die Vertraute in Elektra with The Washington National Opera, Violetta in a concert version of La Traviata with the AIMS Festival Orchestra, Roggiero in Washington Concert Opera’s production of Tancredi, Euridice in the California Music Festival production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, and Fiordiligi in the Bay View Music Festival’s Così fan tutte

Audiences and critics alike have especially praised Ms. Eden for her ability to deftly and sincerely communicate both music and text. The Washington Post hailed, “From her first note, Eden displayed a warm velvety tone and a dignified presence. . . the sheer beauty of Eden’s sound would have been enough for a satisfying performance. . . Phrases like ‘the night is clinging’ and ‘we will descend quietly and slowly’ showcased her talents for communicating imagery and her thrilling dynamic facility.” 
 

Awards

Professional awards include two Grammy Awards: Best Opera Recording & Best Engineered Album, Classical, for the LA Opera official cast recording of The Ghosts of Versailles; both first prize and the audience favorite award at the 27th Annual Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria; winner of the NATSAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition; recipient of the NATSAA Bernard Taylor Award; and the Thomas Greene Memorial Prize. As a young artist at the Bay View Music Festival in Michigan, Ms. Eden won first prize in the festival’s annual Adrian Boyer Concerto/Aria Competition. While an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, she also received awards, honors, and distinction for her singing, including the Creative and Performing Arts full tuition scholarship, first place (as a sophomore) in the school’s coveted Homer Ulrich Soloist Competition, completing bachelor degrees in both vocal and piano performance, graduating magna and summa cum laude, respectively. She later received a master’s degree in opera from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a full assistantship. Ms. Eden had the honor of singing at the Inaugural Day Prayer Service for Presidents Obama in 2009 and Bush in 2005.

Grammy Awards

Best Opera Recording

Best Engineered Album, Classical

1st

Winner 

Meistersinger

Competition

Graz, Austria

1st

Audience Favorite

Meistersinger

Competition

Graz, Austria

1st

1st

Winner

NATSAA 

Mid-Atlantic Region

Bernard Taylor Award

Winner

Adrian Boyer Concerto/Aria

Competition

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