Lisa van der Ploeg, Mezzo-Soprano

Photo by Bill McClaren

Carmen:  …an “uncommonly alluring Carmen with plush and velvety tone.”

The San Diego Union Tribune

Trovatore:...gave a spine-tingling performance as Azucena.”

Intermountain Opera News of Note

McTeague:  “Highest praise must be reserved for Lisa van der Ploeg, with her strikingly characterful and vocally rich portrayal of the maid, Maria. Boasting a huge, warm, round voice, van der Ploeg filled the stage with her presence whenever she appeared.”

NUVO Newsweekly of Indianapolis

Mahler 3rd: And, finally, there was mezzo-soprano Lisa van der Ploeg to add a voice of substance when Mahler’s symphony, during its fourth movement, turned to lines from Friedrich Nietsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra.  Let me say that from her opening “O Mensch! O Mensch! sorrowful contemplation to a much brighter conclusion…van der Ploeg appeared not only in full vocal control, but immersed.”

Peter Jacobi, The Herald Times.