Celebrated by the San Francisco Chronicle for her “blend of vocal sparkle and theatrical charisma,” California native Elisa Sunshine is a newly minted graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship Program who brings the immediacy of the human experience to life through vocal acrobatics and theatrical dynamism.
In the 2023/24 season, Ms. Sunshine joined the Lyric Opera of Chicago to cover Marie in La fille du régiment. This summer, she joins the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program where she sings Annina in La Traviata and covers Sheila in the world premiere of Gregory Spears’ The Righteous. She returned to San Francisco Opera during the centennial season celebration in Die Frau ohne Schatten (Servant 1, Unborn Child 1, and cover of Voice of the Falcon), conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles. In competition, she represented the United States as a participant in the 2023 Queen Sonja Singing Competition in Norway and is a finalist in The Dallas Opera National Vocal Competition.