Lois Alba, respected author of Vocal Rescue:  Rediscover the Beauty, Power and Freedom in Your Singing, which is based on her collective experience and performing years in Europe and the US and her constant desire to find ways to a simplified approach to singing without losing spontaneity and the natural beauty of the voice.  It is now considered a “treasure” in the singing field for which she is appraised by professionals and peers alike. 


Ms. Alba co-founded Opera in the Heights in Houston where she served for several years as Artistic Director upon her return home after residing in New York City for 15 years.


Lois began her vocal studies at the age of 12 and furthered her knowledge at Mannes as well as the Daykarhanova School for the Stage in New York City, founded by former members of Stanislavsky School of Acting in Russia.


She became the first winner of the Southwest Division of the Metropolitan Opera Competition and was the first Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier of Houston Grand Opera for which she was prepared for the role by Mme Lotte Lehmann and appeared on several occasions as soloist with Leopold Stokowski and the Houston Symphony.  At the recommendations of both Mme Lotte Lehmann and Leopold Stokowski she moved to Europe to pursue her studies and career. 


A student of Bel Canto, Lois furthered her studies with a number of famous singers such as Rosa Ponselle, Lotte Lehmann, Germaine Lubin among others.  She appeared in opera in Europe for eleven years and performed in the company of many acclaimed singers including: Luigi Alva, Louis Quilico, Mirella Freni, Bonaldo Gaiotti, Bianca Berini, Mady Mesplé and Luciano Pavarotti.  She enjoyed the leading roles in performances of: La Traviata, Cosi Fan Tutte, Turandot, La Boheme, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, Otello, Giulio Cesare, Die Zauberflöte, Il Segreto di Suzanna and Mefistofele.


Ms. Alba lives in Houston with her wonderful husband and continues to teach master classes around the world and remains tireless and dedicated in her desire to help showcase young singers, encourage them to audition, secure agents, compete, earn prize money and further their singing careers.

 

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