Lisa Buhelos – Voice – Piano

Lisa Buhelos is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana where she received her master’s in vocal performance, piano and literature. Buhelos has participated as a Festival Artist at Opera Saratoga, where she portrayed Quiteria in Don Quixote at Camacho’s Wedding, covered the role of Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, and was featured in the Knight at the Opera and Quixotic Opera concerts. With Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, she has also been seen in their productions of The Adventures of Little Sharp-Ears as Sharp-Ears and Ordinary Days as Deb. Other performances include Fun Home (Allison/Middle Allison Cover), Crazy For You (Margie/Polly Cover), La bohème (Ensemble), Pirates of Penzance (Ensemble), and the workshop of Take Flight (Brenda). She has participated in the American Institute of Music in Graz, where she was a soloist for the AIMs Festival Orchestra and Operetta Concerts. As a crossover performer in both opera and musical theatre, Buhelos has performed in both operas and musicals and hopes to teach students to become proficient in multiple styles. She believes in creating a lesson plan that will allow for student to sing the genres they are interested in while also providing a strong foundation.