Liv Redpath begins her 2017/2018 season as a second year member of LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. Her mainstage work in the season includes L’amour in John Neumeier’s new production of Orpheus and Eurydice and Frasquita in Carmen. both under James Conlon’s baton. She also sings Countess Ceprano and covers Gilda in Rigoletto and covers Cunegonde in Candide.
Ms. Redpath’s 2016/2017 season at LA Opera was a significant one: aside from making her debut in the company’s prestigious season-opening production of Macbeth, she also stepped in for Diana Damrau in performances as Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann under Maestro Plácido Domingo’s baton. Again, with Maestro Domingo at the helm, Ms. Redpath appeared as a featured soloist in a gala celebration of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program’s 10-year anniversary. Further work included a host of collaborative projects with LA Opera Artist-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin.
The summer of 2017 had Ms. Redpath as an apprentice artist with the Santa Fe Opera. Mainstage work there included covering the Queen of Shemakha in Paul Curran’s new production of The Golden Cockerel and scene-work as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. Previous summers were spent singing Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Héro in Beatrice et Benedict at the Aspen Music Festival, and with Wolf Trap Opera.
Redpath earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Harvard and her Master of Music from the Juilliard School. With the latter institution, she had the eminent distinction of being a Kovner Fellow. Favorite roles at Juilliard include Thérèse in Les Mamelles de Tiresias, the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, and the Angel in Handel's La Resurrezione (which was under the baton of William Christie.
Ms. Redpath’s musical versatility is evidenced by her performances of pieces such as Matthew Aucoin’s Nosferatu (a world premiere performed in LA Opera’s Off-Grand series), Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 (with Juilliard’s ChamberFest), and Milton Babbitt’s Philomel (with the Focus! Festival).
She has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Palm Springs Opera Guild, The Loren L. Zachary Society, and The Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation. She was awarded the Novick Career Advancement Grant and the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Juilliard School. (LivRedpath.com)