Thea Lobo - mezzo soprano
Hailed as "excellent", "impeccable", "limpidly beautiful", "impressive", "stunning", and "Boston's best", mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo has appeared under conductors Gunther Schuller, Harry Christophers, Martin Pearlman and Helmut Rilling, and has been featured by the Firebird Ensemble, Carmel Bach Festival, The Bermuda Festival, and Europäisches Musikfest Stuttgart. A proponent of new music, she has worked as a soloist under the direction of composers Steve Reich, Howard Frazin, Fred Lerdahl, Christian Wolff, and covered the role of narrator, Xiao Qing, for the world premiere of Zhou Long's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Madame White Snake, with Opera Boston. Ms. Lobo’s dedication to early music, especially the music of J.S. Bach, has seen her tour Japan performing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion solo-voice with Cambridge Concentus & Joshua Rifkin, at the Carmel Bach Festival as an Adams Fellow, a prizewinner at the Bach Vocal Competition for American Singers, and a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow with Emmanuel Music. As an interpreter of art song & chamber music, she has been a grant-recipient of the Julian Autrey Song Foundation, a finalist in the Liederkranz Art Song Competition, a featured recitalist at the Boston Portuguese Festival with tenor Zachary Wilder, and is a founding member of the innovative vocal chamber group, Gamut. Her 2014-15 season includes performances with Callithumpian Consort, Blue Heron, The Shakespeare Concerts, Boston Camerata, Amherst Early Music Festival, Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, and Boston Early Music Festival.