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"…a luminous, expressive voice…" --NYTimes
ARIADNE GREIF is a soprano with a voracious appetite for all kinds of music; she is beginning a career as an opera singer and a recitalist, is active in the baroque scene, works with a lot of living composers, and has recently developed an all-consuming passion for Bel Canto.
Recent projects included a successful run as the title role in POULENC's LES MAMMELLES DE TIRESIAS with ALDEBURGH MUSIC and the BRITTEN-PEARS YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAMME in the UK, for which she received some pretty glowing CRITICAL ACCLAIM.
She also recently made her debut with the AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA singing the LUTOSLAWSKI song-cycle Chantefleurs et Chantefables and her CARNEGIE HALL debut as a part of the Upshaw-Golijov Composer/Singer Workshop, premiering SONGS AT THE WELL composed for her by ELENA LANGER.
In the recent past, she sang the title role in RAVEL's L'enfant et les sortileges, Ivona in JEFF MYERS' new opera The Hunger Art, and "floated on stage, now sister, now seductress, now ghoul" in the role of Madeline in the unfinished DEBUSSY opera La chute de la Maison Usher with the OPERA FRANCAIS DE NEW YORK, among other things.
Maybe you caught her "elastic and round high notes" at the 2011 OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL in California, at the 2011 and 2012 ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL in the UK, where she was a Britten-Pears Young Artist two years running, and at the 2011 and 2012 YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL in Vermont, where she was the first and only young singer in twenty years.
One day, in a fit of pique, Ms. Greif founded UNCOMMON TEMPERAMENT, her "accomplished and winning" new baroque ensemble, which took off spectacularly in 2009 at (LE) POISSON ROUGE in Manhattan. Ari yellow barn ojai aldeburgh ariadne soprano grief coloratura avant-garde contemporary Bard Dawn Upshaw french canadian german lyric bel canto ariani adrianna adrienne arianne opera Mannes New York Los Angeles new school
for a PROGRAM BIO, click HERE.