Claudia Chapa


Mexican mezzo-soprano Claudia Chapa received her training from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas-Austin, where she performed Beatriz LA HIJA DE RAPPACCINI in the world premiere of the late Daniel Catán’s revised version. Her other roles included La Zia Principessa SUOR ANGELICA, the title-role of Rodriguez’s LA CURANDERA, Gertrude HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, and Mrs Herring ALBERT HERRING.  She is an alumnus of the prestigious young artist programs at the International Vocal Arts Institute (both in Blacksburg, VA and Tel Aviv, Israel), Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Glimmerglass Festival for which she was chosen as a young artist for two consecutive seasons.

Upcoming engagements include Missa Solemnis with the National Philharmonic (USA), Marcellina LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Opera Delaware, Berta IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for Austin Opera, Gertrude ROMEO ET JULIETTE with Opera San Antonio, Josefina EL MILAGRO DEL REQUERDO with Houston Grand Opera and Filipjevna EUGENE ONEGIN with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fabio Luisi.

Recent operatic engagements include Josefina EL MILAGO DEL RECUERDO with Houston Grand Opera and Arizona Opera, Alisa LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR with Opera San Antonio and Winter Opera St. Louis, Ortrud LOHENGRIN with Opera Southwest, La Zia Principessa SUOR ANGELICA and Zita GIANNI SCHICCHI with St. Petersburg Opera, Fenena NABUCCO with West Bay Opera, Azucena IL TROVATORE with St. Petersburg Opera Company, Winter Opera St. Louis and Opera in Williamsburg, Zita in both GIANNI SCHICCHI and BUOSO’S GHOST with Opera Delaware and Baltimore Concert Opera, Marcellina LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Charlottesville Opera, Ulrica UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Madame Flora THE MEDIUM and the Witch HÄNSEL UND GRETEL with Opera in the Heights, Fairy Godmother in Alma Deutscher’s CINDERELLA with Opera San Jose, Mary THE FLYING DUTCHMAN and Dryade ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with Austin Opera, Berta IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with San Antonio Opera, Bloody Mary SOUTH PACIFIC with Gulf Coast Symphony, Hedwige WILLIAM TELL with Opera Southwest, Dame Quickly FALSTAFF with Winter Opera St. Louis and Opera in the Heights, Marthe FAUST with Indianapolis Opera and Third Lady DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE with the Glimmerglass Festival.

On the concert platform recent engagements include the Lieberson Neruda Songs and El Amor Brujo with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with DCINY and Evansville Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with both DCINY and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Verdi’s Requiem with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, DCINY, and Gulf Coast Symphony, Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Austin Symphony and Mahler’s Symphony No.2 with Florida Orchestra.