The Boulder Messiah Sing-Along is pleased to present our soloists for the 2022 (Spring) performances.

Lisa Atkins (Soprano soloist) Soprano: Lisa Atkins

Lisa Atkins was born Boulder, and received her Bachelor's of Music from CU and her Master's of Music from Wichita State University. She has been teaching K-12 music for over 20 years, currently at RMCA. In addition, she has also been Director of Youth Theater at The Art Underground in Louisville, Colorado. Lisa has been conductor of the Rocky Mountain Chorale and Assistant Conductor of the Boulder Chorale. She previously performed both the Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano solos with the Boulder Messiah Sing-Along and acted as the vocal coach for the choir for the past 19 years. In addition to singing, she enjoys doing puzzles, sewing and amateur interior decorating. Lisa lives in Erie with her incredible husband, Jason, and their two remarkable daughters.

Dianela Acosta (Alto soloist) Alto: Dianela Acosta

Originally from Spain, Dianela received her M.M in Voice performance from Denver University, and her B.A in Music and Italian from Hunter College in NY. While in NY, she was a Resident Artist with Dicapo Opera where she performed the roles of Suzuki in Madame Butterfly and Angelina in Cenerentola. Other roles of note are Ariodante, Carmen, Azucena and Annio from La clemenza di Tito, Stephano from Faust with NYLOT, and Marcellina from The Marriage of Figaro and Maddalena from Rigoletto with Amato Opera. Dianela has sung with the Central City Touring Artists, Boulder Opera, Boulder Messiah's Sing Along and Opera on Tap among others.

Nathan Snyder (Tenor soloist) Tenor: Nathan Snyder

Tenor Nathan Snyder sets himself apart with his energetic performances, commanding stage presence, and attentive musicianship. Praised for his "lovely" portrayal of Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and hailed as "riveting" in his performance of Don Jose in Carmen, Nathan attentively molds the music and characters together throughout the opera repertoire. Recently Nathan performed with Opera Kansas as Frederic in a sold-out production of Pirates of Penzance in February. While experiencing many cancelations due to the pandemic, Nathan was able to perform the role of Rodolfo in Puccini’s masterpiece La Bohème in a socially distanced production with Boulder Opera, live-streamed Rodgers and Hammerstein Jubilee with Loveland Opera Theatre, and an outdoor performance of Trouble in Tahiti with Opera Fort Collins.

Nathan has finally returned to the stage and is in the midst of a season of firsts. Beginning with an outdoor performance of Trouble in Tahiti with Opera Fort Collins, then singing William Royle, JB Turner, and Dewey Noyes in the world premiere of “Staggerwing” with Opera Kansas, Prince Charming in Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot with Loveland Opera Theatre, and Manrico in Verdi’s Il Trovatore with Boulder Opera.

TBD (Baritone soloist) Baritone: TBD