Shawnette Sulker has been described as a singer “…displaying a bright, superbly controlled soprano with perfectly placed coloratura.” On the operatic stage, Ms. Sulker has been a featured artist in three San Francisco Opera productions: Porgy and Bess, The Mother of Us All and Louise. Ms. Sulker has sung leading roles and concertized with many other companies including Hawaii Opera Theatre, American Bach Soloists, Internationale Opera Producties (The Netherlands), Opera Naples, Union Avenue Opera, Opera Parallèle, Festival Opera, West Edge Opera, and Pacific Opera Project, to name a few.
Ms. Sulker earned scholarships to attend Bennington College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in vocal performance. The soprano was awarded scholarships to attend both the Contemporary Opera and Song Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and the OperaWorks Summer Intensive Program in Los Angeles. Ms. Sulker was also a resident artist for the Natchez Music Festival in Mississippi. A winner of career scholarships from the East Bay Opera League Vocal Competition, Ms. Sulker has also been a regional finalist with the NATS Competition and a finalist and award winner with the Irene Dalis Vocal Competition.
Home Base: San Francisco