Lisa van der Ploeg’s rich, lustrous sound and electrifying stage presence have captivated audiences, displaying a remarkable variety in over 45 roles such as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Amneris in Aida, and the Witch and Mother in Hansel and Gretel.
Lisa’s operatic repertoire spans the genre, from Handel to Verdi. Hers is a large, dramatic voice capable of great nuance and heartfelt communication, as well as impeccable comedic timing. In addition to those listed above, some of her favorite roles performed include Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Katisha in The Mikado and the title roles in Giulio Cesare and Orlando. Her extensive concert repertoire is equally diverse, additional highlights of which include the Bach B-minor Mass, the Mozart Requiem and Duruflé Requiem, Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven, and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. Of her performance of Mahler’s 3rd Symphony, the Herald Times called Lisa a “voice of substance…[she] appeared not only in full vocal control, but immersed.” A favorite of the West and Midwest regions, Lisa has performed with Utah Festival Opera, Tulsa Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Stockton Symphony, San Francisco Opera Center, and Intermountain Opera among many others, working with conductors including Raymond Leppard, Daniel Hege, and Neal Gittleman, who described the Mahler Rückert Lieder as “tailor made for the richness of Lisa van der Ploeg’s voice and the intelligence of her singing.”
12 June 2021, Noon
From “Let’s Fall in Love” to “Don’t Fence me in,” You may be tapping your toes at Cole Porter’s de-lovely songs. Come revel with us as we fall in and out of love in his hometown’s Cole Porter Festival. This performance will be in collaborations with the de-lightful pianist Pamela Haynes.
26 November 2021, 5 pm
Have you ever heard the popular Christmas song “Oma vas run over by a Rentier?” Come join us for a feast of fun, delightful and sacred German, Danish and English Christmas songs for the Christkindlmarkt in Peru, Indiana.