Soprano, Lisa Marut-Shriver, is an emerging artist who delights audiences with her “ebullient and comedic" stage presence and graceful soaring high notes.
Lisa received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Arizona State University where she studied with baritone, Robert Barefield and received 1st place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Musical Theater Competition in 2004 and sang in the Phoenix Symphony Chorus, under the baton of conductor, Robert Moody. Lisa went on to earn her Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from The University of Oklahoma where she studied with tenor, William Neil. While at OU, Lisa had the honor of attending private lessons and performing in Masterclass with legendary guest-artist mezzo-soprano, Marilyn Horne. She continued in her studies through the New England Conservatory of Music Continuing Education program with Soprano, Janice Giampa, Stage Director, CE Opera Studio and Adjunct faculty with The University of Massachusetts- Lowell, and Diction/Repertoire Coach, Daniel Wyneken, Chair & Music Director, CE Opera Studio.
Lisa made her Boston area debut with The Diva Day Foundation covering the role of Foreign Princess in Dvorak’s Rusalka in 2010. She then went on to perform with MetroWest Opera appearing as Noemie in their production of Massenet’s Cendrillon and with Opera Boston in Hindemith’s Cardillac as Security Guard and in Donizetti’s Maria Padilla as The Queen of Spain during the 2011 season. In 2012, Lisa had the pleasure of performing in the ensemble with Boston Opera Collaborative in their production of Puccini’s La Bohème and again during their summer production of Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach as Virgo, Goddess of Justice. In December 2012, Lisa appeared as the featured soloist in the annual community Holiday Sing-Along concert at The Shalin Liu Performance Center with Rockport Music accompanied by pianist, Bonnie Anderson and performed with the Boston Vocal Arts Studio in their Opera Gala. During the 2013 season, Lisa sang as a gypsy in Rachmaninoff’s Aleko with Commonwealth Lyric Theater. She also performed in the highly anticipated debut of Odyssey Opera during their five-hour concert performance of Wagner’s rarely heard opera Rienzi, led by conductor Gil Rose, ensemble in the 200th Anniversary Opera Gala with Commonwealth Lyric Theater, as well as a soloist with the St. Leonard Choral Society in the Concerto di Natale: An Italian-American Christmas Concert with The North End Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dan Drzymalski. Also, during her time in Boston, Lisa collaborated with Metrowest Opera in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel and The Schiller Institute Chorus’ A Tribute to John F. Kennedy- Requiem in D minor in the 50th Anniversary concert at The Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts.
Full roles include: Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Mad Margaret (Ruddigore), Nettie Fowler (Carousel), Mrs. Squires (The Music Man), Lily (The Secret Garden), Sister Berthe (The Sound of Music), Isabel/ Kate (cover) (Pirates of Penzance), and Lady Boxington/ Mrs Hopkins (My Fair Lady)
Partial roles include: Rose Maurrant (Street Scene), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Agathe (Der Freischütz), Mary (Ballad of Baby Doe), The Marschallin, Princess Marie Thérèse von Werdenberg (Der Rosenkavalier), Countess di Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Marguerite (Faust), Marianne (Tartuffe), Frasquita (Carmen), Magda (La Rondine), Mařenka (Prodaná Nevěsta), Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera), Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), and Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte).
Equally familiar with liturgical music, Lisa is an experienced cantor for masses, weddings, and funerals, and has led worship at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. John the Evangelist Church, The Cathedral of the Holy Cross, and The Campion Renewal Center and participated as a Soprano with The Holy Family Parish of Cape Ann. In 2011, Lisa appeared on CatholicTV with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Malden, Massachusetts.
Currently, Lisa resides in Houston, Texas, and is a Soprano Section Leader at St. Matthew’s Methodist Church with Music Director and Composer, Dr. Roger Keele. Lisa joined the Houston Symphony Chorus beginning in the 2015-2016 season with Director, Dr. Betsy Cook Weber and the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston for their 2016 summer production of Princess Ida.
Lisa studies voice privately with Cynthia Clayton, Associate Professor of Voice at The University of Houston Moores School of Music, and Diction/ Repertoire with Dr. Roger Keele, Composer and Vocal Coach at Sam Houston State University.