Upcoming Performances 2016 – 2017 Season


2016 – 2017 Season

The Metropolitan Opera

Karolka in Janáček’s Jenufa

October 28 – November 17 2016

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The Metropolitan Opera

Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto

January 20 – April 27 2017

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The Metropolitan Opera

Sunday Brunches on the Grand Tier of The Metropolitan Opera

Sunday January 29, 2017 & Sunday April 23, 2017

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The Park Avenue Armory

Arts Education Program with baritone Yunpeng Wang and pianist Zalman Kelber

February 1, 2017  11:00 am


The Frick Collection

“Intrigues and Sentiments”: A play by Marivaux with excerpts from Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte

February 2, 3, 4   2017  7:00 pm

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“With a Song in my Heart” benefit concert for James Toland Vocal Arts

C’era una Volta  Alameda, CA

February 19th, 5:00 pm

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The Metropolitan Opera

Cretan Woman (cover) in Mozart’s Idomeneo

March 6 – March 25 2017

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Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium – Lindemann Young Artist Program Recital series

Recital featuring Messiaen and Haydn alongside pianist Valeriya Polunina

April 7th, 2017 6:00 pm



Past Performances

Piedmont Chamber Music Festival       

Piedmont, California

Folk Traditions    August 5 2016 7:30 pm  – Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont California

Locally Grown     August 6 2016 7:30 pm – Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont California

Final Concert      August 7 2016  7:30 pm – Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont California

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Stonatrilla in Gassmann’s L’Opera Seria        

The Barns at Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap Opera, Vienna VA

July 15, 17, 20 & 23 2016

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From Lute Song to the Beatles: Songs of the British Isles

Alongside Steven Blier & Wolf Trap Opera Soloists
May 28 & 29 2016

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Recital with Longleash Piano Trio, Ridotto Concert Series

Songs of Copland with pianist Renate Rohlfing

May 1, 2016

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Lindemann Young Artist Development Program Orchestra Workshop Concert with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by James Levine

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Thursday April 28, 2016


Lindemann Young Artist Development Program Recital Series

Alongside Giuseppe Mentuccia, Rihab Chaieb, and Sophia Muñoz

April 6, 2016 6:00 pm

Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts


Lindemann Young Artist Recital Series at Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory Board of Officers Room, New York NY

March 8 & 10 2016

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Lisa in Bellini’s La Sonnambula

Juilliard’s Peter J. Sharp Theater

The Met + Juilliard Production

February 9, 11, 13 2016

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Spotlight Recital with The Song Continues at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall

with tenor Miles Mykkanen and pianist Ken Noda

January 21, 2016 5:30 pm

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The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program

Patron Concert

Friday December 11th 2015

Symphony Space


Bel Canto Young Artist with Caramoor Music Festival

Blanche (cover) in Dialogues of the Carmelites

June 7 through July 30 2015


James Toland Vocal Arts Competition Finals

Saturday June 27 2015 7:00 pm

Holy Names College Oakland, CA

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James Toland Vocal Arts Masterclass with Bruce Ford

Friday June 26 2015 6:00 pm
Holy Names College, Oakland, CA

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Anonimo Innamorato 

Italian Songs and Arias with the 2015 Bel Canto Young Artists

Caramoor Music Festival

June 25 2015

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Clarissa Lyons in recital with Bretton Brown, pianist, sponsored by University of California Berkeley Alfred Hertz Memorial Scholarship 
Saturday April 25th 2015 2:00pm

National Opera Center
New York City



Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition Semifinalist

March 7 & 8 2015

Shreveport, Louisiana


Garrison New York Arias & Ensembles

March 14th 7 pm Location TBA


Chorus, Love is in the Air and in the Aria: Hertz Hall Noon Concert Series

Wednesday February 11th 2015 at Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus

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The Song Continues: Warren Jones Masterclass

Wednesday January 14th 2015 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

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May 18th – June 23rd 2014 – Opera on the Avalon St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada

May 30th – Opera’s Greatest Hits – Gilda in Rigoletto Quartet

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June 19th, 21st – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena)

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March 28, 2014 – New York, NY

Mark Morris Dance Group Love Song Waltzes & New Love Song Waltzes



March 3 2014  – On Site Opera New York, NY

Mrs. Cat in Shostakovich’s The Tale Silly Baby Mouse


February 14, 15, & 16 – 2014  Seattle, Washington 

Mark Morris Dance Group

New Love Song Waltzes and Love Song Waltzes

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Davis, CA

Guest Soloist with Davis Senior High School Madrigals and Baroque Ensemble Handel’s Messiah

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September 15, 2013 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Dawn Upshaw and Friends Benefit Recital

Clarissa will appear alongside Dawn Upshaw and other alumna from Bard’s Vocal Arts Program in a benefit concert


September 5, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY

Resonant Bodies Festival

Clarissa will participate in a group piece by Lautaro Mantilla in Lucy Dhegrae’s set


July 9th – July 20th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA

Guest Artist at SongFest

July 13th 8 pm Marina Stage at California Plaza –

World Premiere of Bernstein’s Songfest arranged by John Musto for four hand piano and percussion 

July 19th at The Coburn School – Libby Larsen’s The Magdelene


June 2 – June 22, 2013 – Blacksburg, VA

International Vocal Arts Institute

Performances will include:  Mrs. Gleaton in Floyd’s Susannah and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes

May 31st, 2013 – Carmel, CA

Carmel Music Society Winners Recital

May 31st, 2013 8 pm Sunset Center in Carmel, California alongside Bretton Brown, piano

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May 4, 2013 – New York, NY

Recital and Lecture featuring the research of Ashley Jackson alongside Bretton Brown on the work of Margaret Bonds

7:30 pm Saturday May 4  WMP Concert Hall

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April 20, 2013 – Berkeley, CA      

Soprano Soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria 

Saturday April 20th, 8pm Hertz Hall University of California Berkeley Campus conducted by Marika Kuzma

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Mostly Mozart Festival

Dido and Aeneas with Mark Morris Dance Group

August 22- 25 2012

Mark Morris, conductor
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Jeremiah, baritone
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Clarissa Lyons, soprano
Trinity Choir
MMDG Music Ensemble


Tanglewood Music Center June 23rd – August 20th 2012  Lenox, MA

July 10th, 8 pm Seiji Ozawa Hall – Songs of Messaien and Debussy

July 22nd, 8pm Seiji Ozawa Hall- Ravel’s Trois Poeme de Stephane Mallarme with Chamber ensemble

August 7th, 5 pm Seiji Ozawa Hall “Tanglewood on Parade” – Prokofiev’s Ugly Duckling

August 18th, 6 pm Seiji Ozawa Hall – Seven for Luck by John Williams in celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday

August 19th, 10 am Seiji Ozawa Hall –  Robert Schumann’s Spanisches Liebeslieder

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Four Saints in Three Acts by Virgil Thomson with Mark Morris Dance Group – St. Settlement

Choral Fantasy by Beethoven with Mark Morris Dance Group

March 1 – 3, 2012

Poets Out Loud 25th Anniversary Celebration at Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday October 27th 2011, 8:30 pm

“That Lonesome Whistle”         Text and Music by Lawrence Kramer

with Julia den Boer, piano

Mendelssohn’s Elijah with San Francisco Choral Society

Conducted by Robert Geary, Featuring Rod Gilfry, Wendy Hillhouse, and Brian Thorsett

August 26th and 27th 2011 8:00 pm, Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco




Phyllis Curtin’s 90th Birthday Celebration at Tanglewood performed with the Tanglewood Vocal and Piano Fellows

Sunday August 14th 2011, 10:00 am

Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood



Baudelaire Project with Stephanie Blythe performing songs with text by Charles Baudelaire

Saturday August 6th 2011, 6:00 pm

Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood


Prelude Concert at the Tanglewood Music Center performing Sibelius’ Opus 37 with Matthew Gemmill, piano

Saturday July 23rd 2011, 6:00 pm

Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood


As Chorus in excerpts from Iphigenie en Tauride with Susan Graham and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Friday July 22nd 2011, 8:00 pm

Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood


As Arianna in Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna in a night of Opera and Song directed by Mark Morris at Tanglewood

Sunday July 10th, 8:00 pm


Dawn Upshaw and Friends: A Benefit for Bard College’s Vocal Arts Program

Sunday May 16th 2011, 3:00 pm

Fisher Center at Bard College