American soprano Kiera Duffy is recognized for both her gleaming high soprano and insightful musicianship in repertoire that encompasses Handel, Bach, and Mozart to the modern sounds of Berg, Glass, and Zorn.
Kiera Duffy’s 2013-14 season begins in Leipzig singing concert performances of Bernstein’s Candide with Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk under Kristjan Järvi. She goes on to sing Carmina Burana with the Atlanta Symphony under Robert Spano and debuts with the Detroit Symphony under Leonard Slatkin in the same work. She makes both her Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Boston Baroque debuts as soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and will be seen with the Charlotte Symphony in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. At Carnegie Hall she will give the US premiere of Richard Ayres’s In the Alps with the modern ensemble Alarm Will Sound and will also be seen with Ensemble ACJW in Schoenberg’s 2nd String Quartet at the Juilliard School’s Paul Hall. She makes her Australian debut touring with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in performances of Mahler’s 4th Symphony and highlights from Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. An active chamber musician, Duffy performs Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Bard SummerScape Festival as well as at the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival in Virginia. She also appears with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago in programs of Britten and Beethoven.