Soprano / 2011-2012 Florentine Opera Studio Artist
Erica Schuller, a Milwaukee native, has been noted for her consummate stage presence and sensitive, engaging interpretations in a variety of repertoire. She is a frequent soloist with the San Francisco Bach Choir, and has been featured in such works as Bach's Johannes Passion, Jesu meine Freude and Aus der Tiefe. Erica made her second appearance with the Boston Early Music Festival in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea in summer 2009, and was commended for performing her roles (La Fortuna/Damigella) with “skill and grace” by the Boston Globe. She can also be heard on the Festival’s Grammy-nominated recording of Lully’s opera, Psyche, which she performed in 2007. Operatic credits include Armida in Handel’s Rinaldo, Pamina in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Amor in Cavalli’s L’Egisto, Noémie in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Lazuli in Chabrier’s L’Étoile, Euridice in Rossi’s L’Orfeo, and Axinia in Boris Godunov by Johann Mattheson. Erica received her Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Pamela Fry and holds degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Kathryn Cowdrick. The 2011-2012 Season is Ms. Schuller's second as a member of the Florentine Opera Studio Artist Program. She was recently seen on the Florentine stage as Elvira in Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers and Shepherdess/Second Lady in a double-bill of Blow's Venus & Adonis and Purcell's Dido & Aeneas.