Opera on the River 2022 Headliner
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN
Liv Redpath (OOTR 2022)
Liv Redpath is quickly becoming a leading soprano leggero on the opera and concert stage today. During the 2021-22 season, Ms. Redpath returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin to make her debut in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor as well as the Metropolitan Opera where she covers the title role in Aucoin's Eurydice conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with staging by Mary Zimmerman. She will make 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 steps into the role of Zenobia in Handel’s Radamisto to debut with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in a new staging by Christophe Gayral under the direction of Richard Egarr. Her concert performances include double appearances at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow: Lisette in La Rondine with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Michal in Saul for the Handel Festival led by Christopher Moulds, in addition to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall: singing a new arrangement of arias from Aucoin’s Eurydice with the MET Orchestra Chamber Ensemble conducted by Maestro Nézet-Séguin and 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.
In the 2020-21 season, Ms. Redpath sang “Das himmlische Leben” from Mahler’s Symphony #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. In December, she performed a program comprising the Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël and Schubert Mass in G under Vasily Petrenko in her debut with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest in the Netherlands followed by a holiday concert with the Minnesota Opera. Later in the season, Ms. Redpath made her debut with the Bregenzer Festspiele as Woglinde in Das Rheingold with the Wiener Symphoniker led by Andrés Orozco-Estrada and directed by Johannes Erath. Ms. Redpath ended the season by making a return to the Edinburgh International Festival to sing Naiad and cover Zerbinetta in concert performances of Ariadne auf Naxos with Lothar Koenigs on the podium.
The previous season, Ms. Redpath made 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 and covered the role of Sophie in Robert Carsen’s production of Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Concert appearances included the role of Crobyle in 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; Mahler’s Symphony #4 with conductor Yaniv Dinur and the New Bedford Symphony; and an evening with the Bakken Trio in her native Minnesota to sing Boulanger’s Clairières dans le ciel, Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson, and André Previn’s Four Songs.
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, Barbara Hannigan, Matthew Aucoin, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Jun Märkl, Steven Lord, and Grant Gershon, 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, Ms. Redpath’s wide-ranging operatic repertoire includes Le nozze di Figaro, Hansel and 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, L’enfant et les sortilèges, and Crossing. 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 #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.