Soprano Liv Redpath was a member of LA Opera's young artist program from 2016 through 2019.
During the 2018/19 season, she starred as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and also performed the role of the Heavenly Voice in Don Carlo. Her appearances in the 2017/18 season included Amour in Orpheus and Eurydice, Frasquita in Carmen, Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto and the Messenger in Crossing.
Her 2016/2017 season at LA Opera was a significant one: aside from making her debut in the company’s season-opening production of Macbeth, she also stepped in for Diana Damrau in performances as Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann. She was 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.
In the summer of 2018, she performed Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos in a return to Santa Fe Opera, where she had been a 2017 apprentice artist. 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.
She 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)