American soprano, Marissa Lake, has been seen in performances across the globe in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States. This summer, Lake performed with the Kenosha Opera Festival as Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. She was also scheduled to perform Susanna from Le nozze di Figaro with the International Belcanto Academy in Bilthoven, Netherlands, but the performance was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Lake has also performed with Chicago Summer Opera as Oberto from Alcina and in various scenes as Sofie from Der Rosenkavalier and Gretel from Hänsel und Gretel. With the Lawrence University Opera Department Lake has performed Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, Prima Cercatrice and Prima Conversa in Suor Angelica and has been featured in scenes as Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, Adele from Die Fledermaus and Juliette from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette.

Since Lake was young she has been performing in voice competitions and has won multiple awards. In 2016 she won the Diva Quest Scholarship Competition at 15 years old, and this solidified her love for music and performance. In 2018, she was invited to travel Europe with the Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music as their lead soprano soloist, performing in cities such as London, Paris, Venice and over 6 countries. She was awarded second place in the Wisconsin National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition for classical treble voices in 2019 based on her performance of pieces by Samuel Barber and Franz Schurbert. Recently, Lake performed a short recital of art song and aria selections, earning her second place in Sigma Alpha Iota’s Graduate Scholarship Competition.

From the small town of Wilmot, WI, Lake received her Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University in 2022 and studied under John T. Gates. Lake is currently completing her Master of Music degree at McGill’s Schulich School of Music studying under Dominique Labelle.

List of Engagements

Roles – Staged Operas

Susanna from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart

Amore from Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck

Prima Conversa from Suor Angelica by Puccini

Prima Cercatrice from Suor Angelica by Puccini

Oberto from Alcina by Handel

Barbarina from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

Roles – Staged Scenes

Juliette from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod

Sofie from Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss

Adele from Die Fledermaus by J.S Strauss

Gretel from Hänsel und Gretel by Humperdink

Laetitia from The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti