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Shawnette Sulker

Acclaimed for her “heart-breaking poignancy” by the San Francisco Chronicle and for her “enchanting vocal splendor” by the Leipziger Volkszeitung, soprano Shawnette Sulker is a sought-after artist in the United States and abroad. A consummate performer on both the operatic and concert stages, her recent performances include singing Clara/Serena/Bess in concert versions of Porgy and Bess with both Music in the Mountains Festival and the Eugene Symphony and two U.S. premiere performances of new operas: Mila in Anya17 with Opera Parallèle and La Voix Intérieure in Bonjour M. Gauguin with West Edge Opera. International credits include singing Adele (Die Fledermaus) with Internationale Opera Producties in the Netherlands and an orchestra concert featuring Porgy and Bess highlights and Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 in Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and Prague’s Smetana Hall.

Sulker has been a soloist with the San Francisco Opera, Mark Morris Dance Group, American Bach Soloists, and the Natchez Opera Festival to name a few. The soprano’s roles include Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Musetta (La Bohème), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi).  Some works on her concert repertoire list are Mozart's Grand Mass in C minor, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen and Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate. Upcoming engagements will feature performing Cunegonde in Candide with both Pasadena Opera and the Oakland East Bay Symphony, singing in the American Premiere of Heart of Darkness with Opera Parallèle and debuting as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with Festival Opera.  

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