Sasha Massey - Opera Singer | Lafayette, Louisiana
Based In: Lafayette, Louisiana
Performs: Within 50 Miles
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In recitals I program very thoughtfully with a mind toward diversity. I program art songs and arias that I'm most passionate about and always include Spirituals. These songs tend to speak to my audience and show how I combine classical technique with an improvisational flare.
Professional Singer Sasha Massey was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, and has been singing from a very young age. Her earliest influences were jazz, classical and musical theater. She’s a lyric soprano with amazing improvisation and coloratura capability with dramatic flare. Her voice range is C3-Bflat6. Lerone Rubin (may he rest in heaven) and Holly Grefe were her most encouraging teachers in middle school and high school respectively. Lessons began at 14 with Lee Cooke of Asbury Methodist and later professional opera singer Dolly Hawthorne (may she rest in peace) thanks to Judy Cox ... . Sasha graduated from ULL in 2009 where Shawn Roy, Director of Opera Studies, combined techniques and characterization to fully develop her voice and stage presence. Under Roy’s guide she was able harness deep emotional connection in performance to operatic and musical theater characters. His instruction and her character research combined in performances where she sang beautifully even as tears fell from her eyes. Her ability to implement chiar oscuro- light and dark tone colors- allow her the chameleon like quality of sounding “like an angel” as many have expressed. After many years at other churches she became Cantor at St. John's Cathedral in October 2015 and has enjoyed a true family of faith. She teaches private voice lessons, is hired for weddings, funerals, graduations and other events. She performs solo recitals with pianists like Jake Spinella and Hannah Mayo a few times a year and is invited as a soloist for concerts with other churches and Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
Performances, Musical Theater and Opera roles in order of most recent after college
Recital: Sorrow and Joy
Recital: A Little Italy
Recital: Marian Music-Songs of the Virgin Mary
Ronnie: Hair The Musical
Premiering this role Mistress Overdone: Isabel
Countess: Marriage of Figaro
Berta: The Barber of Seville
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