Acclaim

On Knoxville: Summer of 1915 - "Soprano Lisa Williamson believably brought to life the innocence, naivety, and wonder of the child narrator. Her pure voice and ethereal high notes had a dream-like quality that complemented the nostalgic work beautifully. ...the performance transported the listeners into the narrator’s childhood so completely that it took a couple moments to return to reality once the music ended."

On Carmina Burana - "Soprano Lisa Williamson continued to shine, showing a very different side than that seen in the Barber." 

Knoxville: Summer of 1915 & Carmina Burana, Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Jessica Rudman, The Hartford Courant, June 9, 2018

"Also shining brightly was Lisa Williamson as Eliza Doolittle. ...she brought a powerful singing voice to the songs, delivering particularly thrilling renditions of "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "Wouldn't It Be Loverly"...[and] a stunning "Show Me.""

My Fair Lady, New Haven Symphony Orchestra Pops

Zander Opper, Talkin' Broadway, March 21, 2017

“The evening’s other soloist was soprano Lisa Williamson, who is becoming a familiar face on opera stages in this area, who was featured in Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 for Voice and 8 Cellos. The former Coast Guard Band vocalist soared effortlessly in the fragile, wordless main theme, especially in its return, when the theme is hummed, not sung, a technical challenge in the large hall that she mastered with aplomb.”

 

“Carnevale,” Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Aria, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

Milton Moore, The Day, February 22, 2015

“There were also characters to love … [like] the Rose, silvery of voice, emerging from thorny green legs in an unfolding of pink petals (Lisa Williamson).”

The Little Prince, Washington National Opera

Anne Midgette, The Washington Post, December 22, 2014

“Lisa Williamson impressed as Musetta. She delivered lines with rhythmically precise diction and created a wide range of expression within the part.”

La Bohème, Opera Theater of Connecticut

Jeffrey Johnson, Sonic Labrynth, August 4, 2014

“Williamson played Musetta broadly, with a commanding stage presence and comic flair."

La Bohème, Opera Theater of Connecticut

Milton Moore, The Day, August 4, 2014

“Not to be outdone, Lisa Williamson’s cocky flamingo also proved to be a showstopper.”

The Lion, The Unicorn and Me, Washington National Opera

Terry Ponick, The Washington Times, December 19, 2013

“Lisa Williamson is fun and sassy as the Flamingo, singing wonderfully from a swing...”

The Lion, The Unicorn and Me, Washington National Opera

Rebecca Evans, DC Theater Scene, December 16, 2013

 “The piece nonetheless scored a success, thanks to the sterling efforts of four Young Artists [soprano Lisa Williamson]"

The little match girl passion, The Glimmerglass Festival

Fred Cohn, Opera News, July 20, 2013

"These Young Artists [Lisa Williamson] meticulously executed the complex vocal demands and were uniformly terrific."

the little match girl passion, The Glimmerglass Festival

James Sohre, Opera Today, August 13, 2013

The Pick-A-Little Talk-A-Little ladies, cohorts of the mayor's wife, proved a hilarious assortment of village gossips."

The Music Man, The Glimmerglass Festival

David Abrams, MusicalCriticism.com, July 17, 2012

"Lisa Williamson as Despina had a strong and convincing musical personality and created a memorable impact in this performance."

Così fan Tutte, Yale Opera

Jeffrey Johnson, The Hartford Courant, February 14, 2012

"Though the scene has only a glimpse of the real Musetta, soprano Lisa Williamson wasted no time making an impression and getting a laugh from the Hartford audience."

La Bohème, Yale Opera with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Jeffrey Johnson, The Hartford Courant, November 15, 2011

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