Mezzo-soprano, Monica Isomura, is recognized for her uniquely warm voice and captivating performances in both opera and concert work. Her notable performance credits include: Jo March in Little Women, and Tisbe in La Cenerentola (Opera in the Heights), Respighi’s Il Tramonto with the Westheimer String Quartet, soloist in the DurufléRequiem, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and the Mozart Requiem with various Houston ensembles. She was a member of, and frequent soloist with the Grammy Award winning Houston Chamber Choir and appeared in productions and concerts with, Da Camera, Lake Charles Summer Music Festival, Lone Star Lyric Opera, Houston Heights Orchestra, and Memorial Classical Music Series. Monica has previously sung as an apprentice artist with Michigan Opera Theater, The Castleton Festival, Opera in the Ozarks, Opera New Jersey, and Toledo Opera. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in voice from Stony Brook University. She maintains a thriving private voice studio in Houston that continually produces competition winners and members of prestigious opera and theater companies and training programs.