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Lisa Gerstenkorn

Lisa Gerstenkorn

Praised for her genuine stage presence and signature low notes, contralto Lisa Marie Gerstenkorn is an active performer and educator of varied vocal genres. Originally from Pittsburg, KS, she has been a featured soloist with the Southeast Kansas Symphony, Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, and the Bartlesville Choral Society.  On the operatic stage she has performed with Opera Kansas, Landlocked Opera, Music on Site, Inc., and the Ohio Light Opera. She was a Filstrup Resident Artist with the Tulsa Opera for two years, and portrayed Julia Child in Hoiby’s one-woman opera, Bon Appétit! with Heartland Opera Theatre. She was also featured in the world premiere of Bonnie McLarty’s Snow Angel with Lawrence Opera Theatre, and sang in Spain and Portugal with the American Opera Studio as Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Lisa is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and previously taught Voice at Pittsburg State University, Missouri Southern State University, and Kansas City Community College. She is thrilled to be a Principal Vocal Artist with Heartland Sings!

Credits:

OPERA/ MUSICAL THEATRE: Julia Child (Bon Appétit!); Ursule (Béatrice et Bénédict); La Principessa (Suor Angelica); Zita (Gianni Schicchi); Ruth (Pirates of Penzance); Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte); Arnalta (L’incoronazione di Poppea); Miss Todd (The Old Maid and the Thief); Glinda (Wizard of Oz); Grace Farrell (Annie); Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ, Superstar); Eva Péron (Evita)

ORATORIO/ CHAMBER WORKS: Messiah (Handel); Fantasia in C Minor (Beethoven); Stabat Mater (Pergolesi); Zwei Gesänge (Brahms); Various Cantatas (Bach)

Education:

Master of Music in Vocal Performance, Pittsburg State University
Bachelor of Music Education, Pittsburg State University
Filstrup Resident Artist, Tulsa Opera
Resident Artist, Ohio Light Opera
Resident Artist, Halifax Summer Opera Festival
Resident Artist, American Opera Studio
Young Artist, College Light Opera Company
Young Artist, Haymarket Summer Opera
Young Artist, Baroque Opera Workshop in Queens

Preferred styles: jazz, musical theatre, opera, oratorio

Special abilities: Diction instruction (Italian, German, French, Latin); Beginning Music Theory instruction; Early music

Website:  www.lisagerstenkorn.co

 

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