Hailed as "excellent", "impeccable", "limpidly beautiful", "impressive", "stunning", and "Boston's best", Grammy-nominated mezzo-soprano THEA LOBO's performances include appearances with Guerilla Opera, soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Schubert’s Mass No. 3 with Andover Choral Society, Falla’s El amor brujo with Brookline Symphony Orchestra, a recital of Art Songs with Sarasota Music Club in Florida, soloist in Händel’s Dixit Dominus with Spectrum Singers and a program of French Art Songs with Halcyon Chamber Series in Brooklyn. Other engagements include performances of Händel Arias with Boston Early Music Festival, The Shakespeare Concerts, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Boston Landmarks Orchestra, soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Emmanuel Music, Bailen’s Perhaps a Butterfly with Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, Dido in Dido and Aeneas with True Concord, Brahms and Schubert Lieder with White Mountains Music Festival and Dorinda in Il pastor fido with Amherst Early Music Festival. Ms. Lobo has also been a featured soloist with Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Opera Boston, Northwest Bach Festival, Tucson Chamber Artists, Spire Chamber Concerts in Kansas City and New Vintage Baroque, among many others.
This unique artist has appeared under conductors Gunther Schuller, Harry Christophers, Joshua Rifkin, Martin Pearlman and Helmuth Rilling, and she has been featured by the Firebird Ensemble, Carmel Bach Festival, The Bermuda Festival, and Europäisches Musikfest Stuttgart. Her dedication to new music, art song, and early music has led to her being featured on True Concord's Grammy winning recording of Stephen Paulus's Prayers & Remembrances, invited to the Carmel Bach Festival as an Adams Fellow, a prizewinner at the Bach Vocal Competition for American Singers, a grant recipient of the Julian Autrey Song Foundation, a featured recitalist for the Boston Portuguese Festival and performing as a soloist under the direction of composers Steve Reich, Fred Lerdahl, Christian Wolff, Lee Hyla, and Louis Andriessen.
Ms. Lobo is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University.
“The music making was polished… Thea Lobo sang expressively.”
- The New York Times
“Lobo was particularly affecting in her ‘Erbarme dich, mein Gott’ aria.”
- Boston Globe
"Of particular note was the excellent voice of mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo."
- The Brunswick Times Record