Mezzo-Soprano- City Opera Debut: Candide, 2017
Praised for her “silky seductive charm” (Houston Press) and for her “winning vocal power and comic timing” (Urban Milwaukee), Mexican Mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie is gaining recognition as a stage performer. Recent engagements include: the title role in Piazzolla’s tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires with Opera in the Heights; the role of Carmelita in the world premiere of Ted Rosenthal’s jazz-opera Dear Erich, with the New York City Opera. Countess Charlotte Malcom in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music with Alamo City Opera; and the title role in Heartbeat Opera’s production of Carmen, which was praised by the New York Times as “Riveting”. This Winter, she will cover and perform the role of Renata in Houston Grand Opera’s world premiere of the mariachi-opera El Milagro del Recuerdo, by Martinez and Foglia. Last spring, she made her debut with La Luna Quartet at Feinstein's/54 Below for a night of opera and cabaret. Her first solo show titled Soleful will be premiered in the spring 2020 at The Tank in NYC. Sishel has been a resident artist at Utah Opera, the Santa Fe Opera and the Britten-Pears Young Artist program, among others. An active advocate of opera for the youth, Sishel has sung in nearly 500 performances specially tailored to children and teenagers. Sishel has sung 29 operatic roles to date and has been seen in recital in several cities across the United States. Sishel holds a bachelor's degree in Music from the University of Houston and a Master's degree in Music from Rice University. She currently resides in New York City.