From: Edina, Minnesota. LA Opera: Second Apparition in Macbeth (2016, debut); eight roles to date including the leading roles of Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann (2017); Amour in Orpheus and Eurydice (2018); Gretel in Hansel and Gretel (2018). She was a member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program from 2016 to 2019.
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 two title roles: Matthew Aucoin's Eurydice conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Simon Stone’s new production of Lucia di Lammermoor conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Ms. Redpath’s concert performances include a Verbier Festival debut singing in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Gábor Takács-Nagy; joining the Met Orchestra Chamber Ensemble and Maestro Nézet-Séguin to sing new arrangements of arias from Aucoin’s Eurydice in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; a chamber music gala concert in honor of Martin Chalifour’s 25th anniversary with Los Angeles Philharmonic; a New Year’s Eve concert with American Bach Soloists featuring works of Handel, Rameau and Purcell; and a Mozart Requiem with the Long Beach Symphony.
In the 2020/21 season, Ms. Redpath sang “Das himmlische Leben” from Mahler’s Symphony No. 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 Les Huguenots under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov and covered the role of Sophie in 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 No. 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, Emmanuelle 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 The Marriage of Figaro, Hansel and Gretel, Ariadne auf Naxos, Béatrice et Bénédict, Orphée et Eurydice, Dido and Aeneas, Cendrillon, The Magic Flute, Lakmé, The Tales of Hoffmann, Die Fledermaus, Les mamelles de Tirésias, The Golden Cockerel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Candide, L’enfant et les sortilèges and Matthew Aucoin's 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 No. 2 (Schoenberg), Philomel (Babbitt), Gloria (Poulenc) and Hodie (Vaughan-Williams).
Ms. Redpath was one of 12 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 LA Opera.
Learn more at LivRedpath.com.