Praised for her “lively personality, abundant charm, and luscious vocalism” (Chicago Tribune), and “warm, agile soprano” (Chicago Classical Review), soprano Erica Schuller is a versatile performer, recognized for bringing committed artistry to a broad musical repertory. She has performed leading and supporting operatic roles with the Boston Early Music Festival, Haymarket Opera Company, Apollo’s Fire, Odyssey Opera, Florentine Opera Company, Opera Siam (Bangkok) and Skylight Opera Theatre. Recent projects of note include the role of Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, concert performances with Newberry Consort and Ars Lyrica Houston, and the role of Jeannette in Joseph Bologne’s L’amant anonyme opposite soprano Nicole Cabell. She can also be heard on the GRAMMY nominated recording of L’amant anonyme, recorded in 2023 by Cedille Records. BBC Music praised her singing for its “crystalline clarity.”
As a concert soloist, Ms. Schuller has appeared with Apollo’s Fire, Ars Lyrica Houston, Newberry Consort, Incantare, Lincoln Trio, New Trinity Baroque, Great Lakes Baroque, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and the San Francisco Bach Choir. In addition to her work on the stage, Ms. Schuller can be heard as the voice of Marte in Duron’s Salir el Amor del Mundo, recorded for Dorian Record Label and the Boston Early Music Festival’s Grammy-nominated recording of Lully’s opera Psyché.
Ms. Schuller is the founder and director of Cantabile School of Voice and Piano in Chicago, and teaches voice with the University of Chicago. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory.