Lisa Marie Lulis, lyric-coloratura soprano, is originally from Chicago, and holds a B.F.A in Theatre with Minors in Music and Dance (Millikin University), a B.A. in Music Education-Vocal (Northeastern Illinois University), and she completed studies in Music Composition (Colombia Conservatory of Music - Chicago). She has had 18 years of dance training (ballet/pointe, tap, and jazz), 22 years of piano study (classical and jazz), and is self-taught on the organ.
In the US, she taught piano and group classes in music and theatre at Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago), followed by another 4 years with the Chicago Board of Education at Carl Schurz High School as an Academy music teacher and choral director. Lisa spent 5 years touring with the Lira Ensemble of Chicago (specializing in the preservation of Polish music and dance), as well as performing such repertoire as Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), and Der Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) with N.O.V.A Tours and CandleOpera, two organisations promoting the talents of young artists.
Establishing herself in Switzerland, Lisa then gave concerts in Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, and the U.K., and was often invited to sing as a soloist for choral and opera productions alike. In recent years, her stage performances have included Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Nina (Giovedi grasso by Donizetti), Lucy (The Telephone by Menotti), Lauretta (Gianni Schicci), Gilda (Rigoletto), and Micaela (Carmen). Her concert repertoire spans from oratorio to Lieder and song, from composers such as Bach and Haendel to Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Gershwin. Lisa has been engaged frequently by OPF (Opéra Poche de Fribourg) for special event galas, as well as CALA Théâtre d’Opérette in Lyon, France, and Atelier Lyrique Atlas in Geneva.
Lisa now resides in Scotland, where she now works as the Senior Vocal Lecturer with the University of the Highlands & Islands. Outside of the University, she teaches private lessons and is frequently engaged as a vocal director/coach and advisor for various singing groups/choirs.
Lisa also continues to perform as a guest solist for events and concerts as well as with Triquetta, her trio.