Maia Surace is a Mezzo-Soprano who is in her 6 th year as a Lyric Opera chorister. As a member of the Lyric Opera Chorus, she most recently covered the role of Krystina/ The Passenger . Other roles at Lyric have included an apprentice/ Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Lottie/ Show Boat, and Zena/ Katya Kabanova. Maia has also portrayed Tisbe/ La Cenerentola in Lyric’s “Opera in the Neighborhoods” program. Other portrayals include A Secretary/ Nixon in China (Chicago Opera Theater), Cherubino/ Le Nozze di Figaro (DuPage Opera Theater), title role/Handel’s Orlando and Rosalinda/Offenbach’s Bluebeard (both with Glimmerglass Opera), Jenny Diver/ The Beggar’s Opera (Castleton Festival), Speranza/Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (BAM Festival), and various roles with Cincinnati Opera’s outreach program. Maia serves as a soloist at Sinai Temple Chicago. This year’s highlights include recitals for the Chicago Cultural Center Chamber Mondays, the Union League Club, 4 th Presbyterian Church Artists in Recital, and alto soloist for J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor at St. Luke’s Church.