A native of Mexico, Priscilla Salisbury has been sweeping the nation with her shimmering voice and stage presence. She has performed the roles of Zerlina, Don Giovanni, Cupid, Orpheus in The Underworld, Carmela, The Saint of Bleecker Street, Zerbinetta, Ariadne auf Naxos, Constance, Dialogues des Carmelites. Her opera premieres include Mrs. O'Malley in It's a Wonderful Life (Houston Grand Opera), Francine in Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers (Houston Grand Opera), Lucinda in Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena (Opera in the Heights), and Kenzie in Earth to Kenzie (Seattle Opera). Other roles include Cinderella in Cinderella in Spain (Seattle Opera), and Casilda in The Gondoliers (Winter Opera St. Louis).
Ms. Salisbury has been a Teaching Artist with Houston Grand Opera Community and Learning programs like Storybook Opera, Create an Opera and Opera To-Go!, Austin Opera’s Opera Treasure and La Noche de Opera and Seattle Opera Guild’s Preview Nights.
Ms. Salisbury’s accomplishments include first place winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Greater Houston Chapter in the Advanced Adult Classical category, recipient of The Encouragement Award from the Seattle Opera Guild Competition, winner of the Master Works Competition in Houston, and recipient of the Ugo di Portanova Scholarship; a summer study in Siena, Italy at Univesitá per Stranieri di Siena.
Ms. Salisbury holds a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from The Moores School of Music at The University of Houston and a minor in Italian Studies (2010). A Master's Degree in Opera Performance from the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin (2016) and a Master’s Degree in Sacred Music from The University of St. Thomas (2022).