WHO WE ARE
Lisa has worked in every facet of PR at Shuman Public Relations for more than 20 years, but began her career in music as a singer, performing roles like Musetta in La bohème and Nannetta in Falstaff, as well as her favorite role -- because there are no solos and all the high notes -- Frasquita in Carmen. Lisa has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and studied opera at the Boston Conservatory. She loves all genres of music and enjoys going to concerts from classical to classic rock to pop (her first concert was Loretta Lynn at the age of 8). When not performing her PR duties she watches Bravo! shows on repeat.
Christina is a Chicago-native and grew up in Lincoln Park before attending Harvard University for her undergraduate degree. She has since worked in both public relations and artist management in New York City for internationally-renowned opera singers, conductors, and instrumentalists. She saw her first opera in 2007 thanks to the Met Opera Live in HD broadcasts, and has been in love with opera ever since. Her claim to fame was once singing the National Anthem at a Chicago Cubs game. While in college she was the President of the Harvard College Opera and her (other) claim to fame is singing Contessa Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. According to family lore, she is distantly related to composer Giacomo Puccini, however this has not been officially proven yet. She lives in the Financial District (and is a proud FiDi defender) with her cat Valentina (follow her on Tik Tok @valentina.la.gatta). In her free time she enjoys running, traveling, working on her Italian, volunteering for the Billion Oyster Project, and occasionally doing stand up comedy.
Harrison is a devoted advocate for contemporary storytelling through music. He was first exposed to classical music by taking Suzuki piano lessons at the age of 4. As a kid, it wasn't hard for him to develop an ear for notable compositions as his dad regularly played Mussorgsky CDs for him to fall asleep to each night. Eventually attending regular concerts at the Nashville Symphony, he was touched by each performance as they resonated with stories playing out within his life. At The New School (Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts), Harrison got his bachelor's in Contemporary Music, studying music production, composition and orchestration, culminating in his senior capstone: Requiem: Life Between Death and Rebirth. Publicity plays a huge role in his work as he exposes himself to all corners of music: new and old, experimental and traditional. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors, reading fantasy literature, and catching up on new and emerging media.