Marquita Lister

Marquita Lister has earned worldwide critical praise with an impressive repertoire that includes the  masterworks of Verdi, Strauss, Puccini and Gershwin. Ms. Lister has sung with major opera  companies such as the San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Montreal Opera, Teatro Colon  in Buenos Aires, Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, La Scala, Semperoper Dresden, Staatstheater  Stuttgart, Arena di Verona, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera Bastille Paris, Michigan Opera Theater, to  name a few. She has performed with world renowned artists, including Placido Domngo, Justino  Diaz, Frederica Von Stade, Simon Estes, Sherrill Milnes and Marcello Giordani. She portrayed Bess  in New York City Opera’s Emmy nominated production of Porgy and Bess, and received the “Artist  of the Year Award,” from the Pittsburgh Opera. She has appeared in television broadcast  productions of An Evening with the Pops; Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops (PBS), A Christmas  Celebration: Dallas Symphony Orchestra (KXAS- TV), and Live from Lincoln Center (PBS). In  studio, Ms. Lister recorded George Gershwin’s Blue Monday and Excerpts from Porgy and Bess for  Telarc Records with Erich KunzeI and the Cincinnati Pops (Grammy nominated), Where the Sunsets  Bleed: The Chamber Music of Edward Knight on Albany Records, and the critically acclaimed  Porgy and Bess recording on Decca Records. Ms. Lister recorded composer Michael Ching’s  contribution to the Opera America Songbook commissioned for the opening celebrations of the  National Opera Center in New York. For further information, please log onto