Liv Redpath is one of the most promising young soprano leggero on the opera and concert stage today. During the 2018-19 season, she makes her role debut as Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel conducted by James Conlon at the Los Angeles Opera in addition to singing the Voce dal cielo in Verdi’s Don Carlo and covering Servilia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito with the company. This summer, Ms. Redpath will present a concert of Handel and Rameau arias with Christophe Rousset; reprise the role of Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos for Cincinnati Opera; and cover Bess in Breaking the Waves at the Edinburgh International Festival. Concert appearances include the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall for a pairing of Mozart’s Requiem and Kirchner’s Songs of Ascent, in addition to Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges as Le feu/la princesse/le rossignol with the Pacific Symphony. A Minnesota-native, Ms. Redpath will return to her home state to sing Cunégonde in Bernstein’s Candide conducted by Philip Brunelle in addition to chamber performances of Brahms and Shostakovich with the Bakken Trio.
Highlights of the 2017-18 season included a role and house debut as Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at The Santa Fe Opera; performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at the Hollywood Bowl; a debut with Seattle Symphony in Vivaldi’s Gloria. Her assignments at the Los Angeles Opera were comprised of L’amour in John Neumeier’s new production of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice; Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen; Countess Ceprano and covering Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto; Anna in Verdi’s Nabucco; Messenger in Aucoin’s Crossing; and a cover of Cunégonde in Candide.
Past seasons have included performances of Olympia in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann and covers of Konstanze and Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Los Angeles Opera; Echo in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Héro in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at the Aspen Music Festival; Thérèse in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias, Angelo in Handel’s La resurrezione, Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Diane in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide with The Juilliard School; as well as covering the Queen of Shemakha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel and scene work as Sophie in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier with The Santa Fe Opera. Ms. Redpath has also performed Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, Adele in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, La Fée in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and the title role in Lakmé of Delibes. She has also covered Fiorilla in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia, Lisette in Puccini’s La rondine, Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, India in Perla’s Shalimar the Clown, and the title roles in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide and Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden. Ms. Redpath worked with Barbara Hannigan on Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 for The Juilliard School’s ChamberFest; performed Babbitt’s Philomel from memory for the Focus! Festival; and was featured in New York Festival of Song’s At Home concert after a week of residency at the Caramoor Center for the Arts. She debuted at Carnegie Hall in Poulenc’s Gloria and Vaughan-Williams' Hodie, and subsequently returned to sing Handel’s Messiah.
Ms. Redpath has worked with such prestigious conductors as James Conlon, Plácido Domingo, William Christie, James Levine, Emmanuel Villaume, James Gaffigan, Stephen Lord, Bramwell Tovey, and Matthew Aucoin, as well as stage directors Francesca Zambello, Paul Curran, Ed Berkeley, James Robinson, Tim Albery, and Mark Lamos, among others.
Ms. Redpath has been awarded prizes from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Palm Springs Opera Guild, Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition, The Opera Index Competition, The Loren L. Zachary Society, and the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation. Additionally, Ms. Redpath had the honor of performing for the First Lady of China, Mme. Peng Liyuan.
A graduate of Harvard University and The Juilliard School, Ms. Redpath attended the Houston Grand Opera's Young Artists' Vocal Academy, was an Apprentice Artist with The Santa Fe Opera, a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, a Studio Artist for Wolf Trap Opera, and is in her final year as a Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist at the Los Angeles Opera.