Chasiti Lashay hails from Houston, TX. Chasiti was a finalist in the 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. This past summer, she was a young artist for Chautauqua Opera’s 2020 Young Artist Program (cancelled due to COVID-19) where she was hired to perform as Marla in the educational outreach opera BEAR HUG and cover the roles of Angel More and Henrietta M. in The Mother of Us All and Annu in Thumbprint. Although not able to meet in person, Chasiti participated in Chautauqua’s virtual Opera Invasion doing virtual performances and 3 masterclasses. She has performed the role of Primadonna in the Prologue of Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Suor Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and covered the role of Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. She has also performed the following partial roles: Countess from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème, Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, Cleopatra in Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra, Mère Marie in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Blanche in Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, and Arabella in Strauss’ Arabella. Chasiti is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). She earned her Postgraduate diploma in May 2020 and Master of Music in Voice at SFCM in May 2019 and completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Tuskegee University in 2014.