Soprano Bianca Showalter has performed in venues across the San Francisco Bay Area including Goat Hall Productions, Capitol Opera Sacramento, Green Music Festival, Project Applause, Cinnabar Opera, Kent Nagano's Leather Factory Opera, West Bay Opera, Sonoma City Opera, San Francisco Composer’s Chamber Orchestra, and the Sonoma County Choral Society. In addition to performances in the Bay Area, Bianca made her debut in Seattle with the world renowned Northwest Puppet Center as Mozart's Queen of the Night. Recently, she returned to Colorado and is enjoying new performance adventures with Loveland Opera, High Desert Opera, the Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction, the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, and Denver Eclectic Concerts.
A graduate of Sonoma State University where she was the recipient of the prestigious Person Talent Scholarship award, her operatic roles include Königin der Nacht in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Cunegonde in Bernstein's Candide, Constanza in Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, and Buttercup in Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. On the concert stage she has been the soprano soloist in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Mark Alburger's Ecclesiastes, Händel’s Messiah, W.A. Mozart's Requiem, Sphor’s Sechs Deutsche Lieder, and Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen.
Ms. Showalter has been the recipient of many awards including both Regional Finalist and Encouragement Award winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, First Place Winner in the Redwood Empire NATS Vocal Competition, and Finals Winner in the Music Teacher’s Association of California State Convention.
Bianca studied voice with three very gifted teachers; Soprano Susan Witt-Butler, Mezzo-Soprano Bonnie Brooks, and Soprano Jan Drazek.