Liv Redpath



Liv Redpath is one of the most promising young soprano leggero on the opera and concert stage today. During the 2019-20 season, Ms. Redpath makes her role and house debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin singing Marguerite de Valois in David Alden’s production of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov. She goes on to sing another role debut as Salome in Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista directed by Christopher Alden and conducted by Stephen Stubbs at Opera Omaha. Ms. Redpath will also cover the role of Sophie in Robert Carsen’s production of Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss at the Metropolitan Opera that will be conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Concert appearances include singing the role of Crobyle in Massenet’s Thaïs with Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis to also be recorded for future release; Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with conductor Yaniv Dinur with the New Bedford Symphony; and Mozart’s Requiem with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Richard Egarr. She rejoins the Bakken Trio in her native Minnesota for a concert of Boulanger’s Clairières dans le ciel, Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson, and André Previn’s Four Songs.

Last season, Ms. Redpath sang a program featuring the Haydn “Lord Nelson” Mass and Beethoven Mass in C major with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under conductor Gustavo Dudamel and she rejoined the orchestra as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Hollywood Bowl with conductor Xian Zhang. She also made her role debut as Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel under the baton of James Conlon at the Los Angeles Opera, in addition to singing the Voce dal cielo in Verdi’s Don Carlo and covering Servilia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito with the company. Ms. Redpath performed a concert of Rameau and Handel arias with Tesserae Baroque led by Christophe Rousset; reprised the role of Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos for Cincinnati Opera; and covered the role of Bess in Breaking the Waves at the Edinburgh International Festival produced by Scottish Opera. Additional concert appearances included the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall for a pairing of Mozart’s Requiem and Kirchner’s Songs of Ascent; Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges as Le feu/la princesse/le rossignol with the Pacific Symphony; semi-staged concerts of Bernstein’s Candide as Cunégonde conducted by Philip Brunelle; as well as chamber performances of Brahms and Shostakovich songs with the Bakken Trio.

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“…the most brilliant being the high-wire act of soprano Liv Redpath as Zerbinetta, in her famous coloratura showstopper….Redpath sparkled whenever she was onstage, whether singing a poignant duet with the Composer, or attempting to console the abandoned Ariadne in the Opera. It was a feat of virtuosity — she warbled trills, roulades and stunning high notes with finesse while sitting, lying and standing in very high heels on a grand piano.”

Janelle Gelfand

Cincinnati Business Courier

“As Zerbinetta, Liv Redpath commanded the stage before even singing a note….Her showstopping aria was breathtaking in execution, high notes spun out effortlessly and never without expression. I’ve never heard or seen Zerbinetta portrayed with so much heart, hinting at a more tragic side.”

Anne Arenstein