Hailed as possessing “such a radiant voice, effortless even in the highest register with breathtaking coloratura, the likes of which have not been heard for a long time” (Berliner Umschau), Liv Redpath is a leading soprano leggero who is quickly establishing herself in diverse operatic and symphonic repertoire around the world. She opened her 2022/23 season singing the title role in the new Simon Stone production of Lucia di Lammermoor at Los Angeles Opera with Lina González-Granados on the podium. Ms. Redpath made debuts at Komische Oper Berlin as Ophélie in a new production of Hamlet by Nadja Loschky with Marie Jacquot and Erina Yashima sharing conducting duties; La Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels where she returned to the role of Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier working with director Damiano Michieletto and conductor Alain Altinoglu; at the Glyndebourne Festival as Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in director Peter Hall’s iconic production with Dalia Staseveska conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Concert appearances included Handel’s Messiah with National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Biondi; Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 with The Cleveland Orchestra and Alan Gilbert; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra; Nielsen’s Hymnus Amoris and Symphony No. 3 with Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi; and later, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at Festival d’Aix en Provence with Balthazar Neumann Ensemble and Choir led by Thomas Hengelbrock. Ms. Redpath also joined the Chamber Ensemble for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s to sing the music of Fanny Mendelssohn and presented a recital at Oscarshall Palace for Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway.
During the 2021/22 season, Ms. Redpath returned to the Deutsche Oper Berlin to make her debut in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor and the Metropolitan Opera where she covered the title role in Aucoin’s Eurydice conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with staging by Mary Zimmerman. She made her Bayerische Staatsoper house debut singing the role of Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski in a production by Barrie Kosky. Ms. Redpath also stepped into the role of Zenobia in Handel’s Radamisto to debut with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under the baton of Richard Egarr. Her concert performances included Michal in Handel’s Saul at The Edinburgh Festival with John Butt leading The English Concert; a debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to sing a new arrangement of arias from Aucoin’s Eurydice with Nézet-Séguin leading the MET Orchestra Chamber Ensemble; an all-Schubert program of chamber ensembles and songs with members of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with guest pianist Pedja Mužijević; a chamber music gala concert in honor of Martin Chalifour’s 25th anniversary organized by the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and a Mozart Requiem with the Long Beach Symphony.
Highlights of previous seasons include Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl for their presentation of Icons on Inspiration with introduction by Julie Andrews; debuts with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest in a program comprised of the Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël and Schubert’s Mass in G under Vasily Petrenko as well as the Bregenzer Festspiele as Woglinde in Das Rheingold with the Wiener Symphoniker led by Andrés Orozco-Estrada; a return to Edinburgh International Festival to sing Naiad and cover Zerbinetta in concert performances of Ariadne auf Naxos; her role and house debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin singing Marguerite de Valois in David Alden’s production of Les Huguenots under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov; covering Sophie in Robert Carsen’s production of Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera conducted by Sir Simon Rattle; Crobyle in concerts of Thaïs with Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and recorded for release on the Chandos label, subsequently winning a 2021 Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year.
Ms. Redpath has been engaged by The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Seattle Symphony, Cincinnati Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Scottish Opera, New York Festival of Song, Wolf Trap Opera, Pacific Symphony, Tesserae Baroque, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Los Angeles Master Chorale. Conductors with whom she has collaborated include William Christie, James Levine, James Conlon, Emmanuel Villaume, Christophe Rousset, James Gaffigan, and Barbara Hannigan, as well as stage directors Tim Albery, Mark Lamos, James Robinson, Francesca Zambello, Paul Curran, Ed Berkley, John Neumeier, Omer Ben Seadia, Louisa Muller, and Thaddeus Strassberger. Her wide-ranging operatic repertoire includes Le nozze di Figaro, Hänsel und Gretel, Ariadne auf Naxos, Béatrice et Bénédict, Orphée et Eurydice, Dido and Aeneas, Cendrillon, Die Zauberflöte, Lakmé, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Die Fledermaus, Les mamelles de Tirésias, The Golden Cockerel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Candide, and L’enfant et les sortilèges. Her orchestral and chamber assignments have included Messiah (Handel), Choral Fantasy (Beethoven), “Lord Nelson” Mass (Haydn), Mass in C major (Beethoven), Songs of Ascent (Kirchner), Requiem (Mozart), La resurrezione (Handel), String Quartet No. 2 (Schoenberg), Philomel (Babbitt), Gloria (Poulenc), and Hodie (Vaughan-Williams).
Ms. Redpath was one of twelve finalists worldwide at the 2019 Operalia competition and sang under the baton of Plácido Domingo in Prague for the final round concert. She received second prize, as well as the special French opera prize and audience favorite, at the 56th Tenor Viñas International Contest at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and subsequently sang the winners concert held at Teatro Real in Madrid.
A graduate of Harvard University and The Juilliard School, Ms. Redpath is a former Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist with the Los Angeles Opera.