Lisa Drew’s opera roles have included Genevieve in The Minnesota Opera’s production of “Pelleas and Melisande”, The Sorceress in “Glorious Revolution Baroque’s production of “Dido & Aeneas”, Bradamante in Ex Machina’s production of “Alcina”, Mrs. Ott in the Berkshire Opera Company’s production of “Susannah”, and The Fairy Queen in The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company’s production of “Iolanthe.” Lisa was also a Mermaid in the Walker Art Center’s presentation of “Tragedy on the Sea Nymph, An All-Dog Opera.” In addition, she has performed in over 75 productions with San Diego Opera Chorus & The Minnesota Opera Chorus.
Lisa’s talents also extend to voice-over work and is the featured alto on The Vertical Voice: Vocal Training Method. She has also provided backup vocals on the upcoming debut album for the progressive metal band “Heliosaga.”
From 2002-2014, Lisa is proud to have contributed and performed with the internationally acclaimed “The Rose Ensemble” during which the Ensemble was the recipient of Chorus America’s Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, and two time winner of the 2007 and 2012 Tolosa International Choral Competition, in Bolivia at the “10th International Baroque and Renaissance Music Festival of Santa Cruz. Ms. Drew is featured on seven of their recordings including: “Fire of the Soul: Choral Virtuosity in 17th-Century Russia & Poland”, “Celebremos el Niño: Christmas Delights from the Mexican Baroque”, “Rosa das Rosas: Cantigas de Santa Maria & Other Spiritual Songs for the Virgin”, “Nā Mele Hawai’i: A Rediscovery of Hawaiian Vocal Music”, “And Glory Shone Around: Early American Carols, Country Dances, Southern Harmony Hymns and Shaker Spiritual Songs”, “Il Poverello: Medieval & Renaissance Music for Saint Francis of Assisi”, and “A Toast to Prohibition: All-American Songs of Temperance and Temptation.”
Lisa Drew is now in her 19th year as the alto soloist at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis under the direction of Philip Brunelle. Every summer at Plymouth for the past 12 years, Lisa has been part of a vocal quartet reviving some of the lost operetta and broadway musical numbers with Sonja Thompson on piano.
Lisa Drew lives in the City of Minneapolis with her two cats, Fred & Lilly-Lil, enjoys travel and photography, and loves singing in baroque pitch! Lisa is also a talented web developer specializing in WordPress and runs “Websites for a Song” creating affordable websites for small business & artists, and has recently started a new business venture selling her art work at Lisa Drew, Photo Artist and in her Etsy shop.