Bio

   A “charmingly goofy” soprano (The Washington Post) who exhibits “stunning singing and acting” (The Classical Voice of North Carolina) and "unparalleled stagecraft" (DC Metro Theater Arts), Shaina is a sought after theater, opera, and concert performer.  She has performed across the mid-Atlantic with companies including Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Baltimore, Virginia Repertory Theater, Washington Concert Opera, Baltimore Opera, Long Leaf Opera, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, Opera Company of Northern Virginia, Victorian Lyric Opera, Aurora Opera Theater, Summer Garden Opera, Bel Cantanti, and Maryland Lyric Opera.

   Recent engagements include Rose in Jake Heggie’s At the Statue of Venus with the Lyric Opera of Baltimore, Yum-Yum (Mikado) at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Creative Cauldron’s Helen Hayes nominated production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and the Beggar Woman in Landless Theatre's progressive metal production of Sweeney Todd, which was sanctioned by the work's composer, Stephen Sondheim.

   A dedicated interpreter of new works, Shaina has been entrusted with the workshops and premieres of some of America’s finest living composers.  At Long Leaf Opera’s annual summer festival, she sang the lead soprano roles in scenes from Tina Davidson’s Pearl and Michael Dellaira’s The Secret Agent and covered the roles of Venus in Zachary Wadsworth’s Venus and Adonis and Grace Kelly in Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O

 

   Operatic roles include Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Marianne in Tartuffe, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, and Mademoiselle Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor.  Moving into fuller repertoire, Shaina recently covered Mimì (La bohème) and Tosca with Summer Garden Opera and Opera Camerata of Washington respectively.  She has also performed leading ladies of the theater, including Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Rosa Bud (Drood) Isabel (Scrooge), Lady Larkin (Once Upon a Mattress).

 

   Shaina sings regularly with the Washington National Opera chorus, Washington Concert Opera chorus, and the Maryland Opera education and outreach program. She maintains a private voice studio in Washington, D.C.

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