Kirsten Chambers, soprano
Photo by Holz Germany
Appearing in the concert Troubled Days of Peace, performed on October 19, 2016 at Carnegie Hall.
Soprano Kirsten Chambers joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera this fall to cover the title roles of Salome and Isolde in Tristan und Isolde. In the 2015–16 season, she debuted as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka at Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Leonore in Fidelio with New Amsterdam Opera of NYC. In July 2015, she made a highly successful European debut at the Savonlinna Opera Festival as Elsa in Lohengrin. She also appeared as a featured soloist in excerpts from Lohengrin with the Oulu Symphony in both Oulu and Helsinki and later at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in promotional concerts for Savonlinna Opera Festival. She reprised the role of Elsa in Lohengrin for the Hong Kong Arts Festival. In concert she performed Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Brünnhilde’s Entrance from Die Walküre with Orchestra Kentucky. In 2015 she debuted the role of Salome at Opera Hong Kong. For Opéra de Rennes, she reprised Elsa in Lohengrin.
Ms. Chambers was with Arizona Opera for Turandot and Opera Saratoga for Tosca. She was featured in Nora in the Great Outdoors with American Opera Projects at Lincoln Center and as Santuzza and Tosca with the Cardona Opera Theater. With Toledo Opera she was Strauss’ Ariadne and Nedda in Pagliacci for Bronx Opera.
A champion of new music, Ms. Chambers has been recorded on the Newport Classics Label and appeared numerous times with American Lyric Theater and American Opera Projects.