Ellie Shattles pursues her D.M.A. studies in Opera Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. During the Butler Opera Center's 2014-15 season, Ellie performed Der Komponist in Ariadne of Naxos
, the Baker's wife in Into the Woods
and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro
. She also made her Austin Opera debut as Stephano in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
. For the 2015 BOC season, she performed Hansel und Gretel
, Madeline Mitchell in Three Decembers
and Madame de Croissy in Dialogue of the Carmelites
The 2016 opera season sees Ms Shuttles performing La Principessa in Suor Angelica and Zita in Giano Schicchi.
Ellie holds a master degree in vocal performance from Baylor University. She attended several summer programs including the Merola Opera Program and the Aspen Opera Theatre. She was also an apprentice at the Santa Fe Opera. She is invited regularly by Ars Lyrica in Houston, the Houston Symphony and Houston's Mercury Baroque.