Interview: March 22, 2022
Liv Redpath is quickly becoming a leading soprano leggero on the opera and concert stage today. She’s already performed in some of the biggest theaters worldwide and continues to add major debuts to her growing resume. But before she was a globetrotting performer, she was learning the operatic ropes in our Young Artist Program.
“I was a Young Artist at LA Opera for three years—three incredible years—where I learned so much and I got to spend time with some of my favorite people,” she said. “I sang things like Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and Amour in Orpheus and Eurydice, both of which were just gorgeous productions with amazing fellow singers and mentors.”
The relationships she made at LA Opera have followed her throughout her career, and especially now as a recipient of the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award.
“I can't tell you how honored I am to be a recipient of this award and how much it will help me, and how much it means to me. I'm just amazed that Eva and Marc have such generosity and such thought for the care of opera on a macroscope, but also for us individual artists. I think it speaks volumes about them as people and about LA Opera's culture and how much they all care.”
This award comes at the perfect time, too. Liv has some very exciting performances and debuts lined up, and this award will help her prepare for those new roles.
“I have a lot of new roles coming up, and I want to be very prepared for these and give them their due. I’ll be using this amazing award to fund my lessons and my coachings with my favorite people, who I got from my time at LA Opera and who continue to be my touchstones today. So, there are a lot of good things coming up, and this award is unbelievably helpful for that.”
One of those “good things” includes an appearance in our 2022/23 season in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor, which she’s currently performing at Deutsche Oper Berlin.
“I can tell you, after my second performance [in Berlin], I'm unbelievably excited to continue tackling this role. It just kind of fits like a glove. I can’t wait to see you all in the fall.”