AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Mexican mezzo-soprano Claudia Chapa has been seen in such theatrically dynamic roles as Azucena Il Trovatore with Winter Opera St. Louis, St. Petersburg Opera Company and Opera in Williamsburg and Madame Flora The Medium and the Witch Hansel and Gretel with Opera in the Heights.
Engagements include Ortrud Lohengrin with Opera Southwest, Ulrica Un Ballo in Maschera with Opera in the Heights, Fairy Godmother Cinderella with Opera San Jose, Mary The Flying Dutchman with Austin Opera, Verdi’s Requiem with the Alabama Symphony, Mahler 2nd Symphony and Bloody Mary South Pacific with the Gulf Coast Symphony, Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Austin Symphony, Eduige William Tell with Opera Southwest and Baltimore Concert Opera, Dryade Ariadne auf Naxos with Austin Opera, Zita Gianni Schicchi with Opera Delaware, Berta The Barber of Seville for Opera San Antonio, Mistress Quickly Falstaff, Marthe Faust, and the Third Lady The Magic Flute. Chapa has been heard in the Verdi Requiem, Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo, and Handel's Messiah with DCINY.
Chapa received her training from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas-Austin. She is an alumnus of the prestigious young artist programs including the International Vocal Arts Institute (both in Blacksburg, VA and Tel Aviv, Israel), Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Glimmerglass Festival for which she was chosen as a young artist for two consecutive seasons.