Marcela Ossa


Spanish, English

Marcela Ossa is a Colombian-American soprano that grew up in Dallas, Texas. She finished her Bachelor’s degree in classical vocal performance under Judith Haddon and Dr. Shannon McGinnis at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Marcela recently sung with Opera in Concert in Italy in various cities around Italy where she performed scenes from Verdi’s Falstaff and Rigoletto, among other ensemble pieces. Marcela has performed in CCPA’s undergraduate operas as Daphne from Barab’s The Ruined Maid and Parashka in Stravinksy’s Mavra. In 2018, she also worked with a local Chicago theater company, The Savoyaires, where she performed in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore.  During her years as a member of Roosevelt’s Conservatory Chorus, she appeared as a soloist in Honnege’s Le Roi David and Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard. She also performed as a chorus member with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Sinfonietta in their performances of the Mozart Requiem and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Summer 2020, she was given the opportunity to sing with Haymarket Summer Opera and with Chicago Summer Opera to perform the role of Oberto in Handel’s Alcina, as well as Adele in scenes from Strauss’s Die Fledermaus and Euridice in scenes from Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Unfortunately, the summer 2020 events have been canceled in light of current events.

Marcela is a dedicated musician who has experience in many different genres of singing. She takes great care in ensuring a healthy, supportive, and inclusive studio. If you are looking for a teacher and a friend to guide your music journey with heart, you will find that in Marcela!

Abby G.

Parent, Voice Student

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