Michigan native Dr. Lisa Borik Vickers, soprano, has been hailed for her “rich, soaring voice” and “honeyed tone.” She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance/Vocal Pedagogy and her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, and her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Butler University.
Her recent singing engagements include the Queen of the NIght in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Michaëla in La tragédie de Carmen, Magda in La rondine, the title roles in Manon and Frau Margot, Suzanne in Suzanne’s Secret, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos, Lady Valerie in Cabildo, Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915”, and Galatea in Acis and Galatea.
A frequent soloist, she recently appeared as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with the Victoria Symphony and the Lake Charles Symphony and sang the soprano solo in Mahler’s Second Symphony in Michigan. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.
Dr. Vickers has sung with various local Houston companies including Houston Grand Opera, Opera in the Heights, Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival, Divergence Vocal Theater, Opera Vista, Kingwood Summer Opera, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston, the Houston International Festival, the Houston Bach Society, Divergence Vocal Theatre, Houston Symphony Chorus, and the Houston Chamber Choir. She is a current member of the prestigious Houston Grand Opera Chorus, and most recently appeared in the company’s production of Florencia en el Amazonas, The Phoenix (world premiere), and Aida.
Dr. Vickers is a 500-hr RYT yoga instructor and maintains a small voice studio in Houston. Her greatest role to date is wife to Austin and mama to Charlotte Jane (2) and Cora Ann (due November 2021).