The highly anticipated performance of Beethoven’s majestic Symphony No. 9 is one of the most remarkable masterpieces that rejoices in the autonomy and conquest of the spirit over difficulty.
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About Kiera Duffy
Kiera Duffy has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s preeminent classical music presenters, including the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ungaku-Juku Japan, as well as the Aldeburgh Festival, Ojai Festival of Contemporary Music, Wigmore Hall, Mostly Mozart Lincoln Center, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has performed an extraordinarily wide range of repertoire, and is an especially sought-after interpreter of the work of the European modernists as well as contemporary composers like Caroline Shaw, Mohammed Fairouz, Michael Hersch, Jake Heggie, Grace Evangeline Mason, Rene Orth, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philip Glass, Unsuk Chin, George Lewis, and Missy Mazzoli, among many others.
With 20+ years of international-level professional performance experience, she brings firsthand insight to her classroom courses in modern and contemporary vocal literature, lyric diction, performance techniques, and vocal pedagogy, in addition to her work as producer of Opera Notre Dame. In the applied studio she offers students a customized, student-directed approach rooted in the current best practices of voice science and pedagogy. She prioritizes efficient vocal function, stylistic flexibility, depth of artistry, and student goals. Whether as teacher, producer, or performer, her work is distinguished by an engaging, compassionate, and inclusive approach that integrates intellectual rigor with imagination and play.
About Emma Sorenson
Lyric mezzo soprano, Emma Sorenson, is currently based in Chicago. Ms. Sorenson was a recent semifinalist in the Lotte Lenya competition hosted by the Kurt Weill Instituted. She also won first place in the Kansas City District Metropolitan Opera Auditions. In the 2019/2020 season, Ms. Sorenson will be featured in her first season as a Chorister at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, associate member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, ensemble at Chicago Opera Theater and will be reprising her role in the ensemble quartet and understudy for Old Lady in The Knight’s Orchestra’s production of Bernstein’s Candide at the Ravinia Music Festival.
In previous Chicago seasons, Emma sang the role of Stasi in her debut with Chicago Folk’s Operetta in their production of The Csardas Princess, covered the role of Laura in Chicago Opera Theater’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolantha, played Jill All Alone in the Gilbert & Sullivan Company of […]