Sherry V. Watkins just began her 18th
season at The Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has also been the Understudy for many roles on the Lyric stage and has performed such roles as Pepik in The Cunning Little Vixen, 2nd
Page in Tannhauser, 1st
Madrigalist in Manon Lescaut, under the baton of Bruno Bartoletti, and A Woman in the world premiere of William Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge. Also at Lyric, Ms. Watkins has been in the Ensemble for Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, (in which she was the Understudy for Sister Margaretta), and Carousel. Ms. Watkins also performs with the Grant Park Symphony Chorus, is the soprano soloist at 2nd
Presbyterian Church, and has performed roles with Intimate Opera, Petite Opera and concerts with Lakeshore Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming solo performances include The Messiah at 2nd
Presbyterian Church, and a concert of arias and Mahler’s 4th
Symphony with The Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.