Shawnette Sulker


Acclaimed for her “heart-breaking poignancy” and “beautifully tuned soprano” by the San Francisco Chronicle soprano Shawnette Sulker is a sought-after artist in the United States and abroad. A consummate performer, her recent concert soloist performances have included singing Handel’s Messiah with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras with the Oakland Symphony, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Santa Rosa Symphony. Recent operatic roles include Floralba (Messalina by Porta); Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte); Mary Jane Bowser (workshop of Heggie’s Intelligence); Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice); Pip (Heggie’s Moby Dick).

Ms. Suker has sung with the San Francisco Opera, Mark Morris Dance Group, American Bach Soloists, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Opera Memphis, Eugene Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Union Avenue Opera, Opera Naples, Pacific Opera Project, Santa Rosa Symphony, Opera San Jose, West Edge Opera, and the Natchez Opera Festival, to name a few. Roles in her repertoire include Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Cunegonde (Candide), Constanze (Abduction from the Seraglio), Musetta (La Bohème), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi). Some works on Ms. Sulker’s concert repertoire list include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, Bach’s Mass in B minor, and Scarlatti’s Su le sponde del Tebro. Upcoming engagements include singing Sister Rose in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Opera Idaho and Cleopratra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with West Edge Opera, and a recital as part of the A. Jess Shenson Recital Series at Stanford University.