Soprano Michele Kennedy is a versatile specialist in early classical and contemporary music. Praised by The Washington Post as “a fine young soprano with a lovely voice” that is “warm, powerful, and versatile” (Front Row Center), Michele has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Folger Library, and The Library of Congress.
Described as “simply lovely” by The New York Times, Michele’s 2016 highlights include her solo debuts with Contemporaneous at Bard Summer Music Festival (David Lang songs), American Classical Orchestra (Bach Cantatas), and Center for Contemporary Opera (Jane Eyre, Blanche [cover]). Most recently, she appeared as a soloist with Parthenia Viol Consort (Byrd consort songs), performed a song cycle premiere with Experiments in Opera, and sang Charpentier’s In Nativitatem (Angel solos) at Saint John the Divine. Michele also has been featured with Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Folger Consort, Baroque in the Field, and premiered works with American Opera Projects and Tribeca New Music Festival.
Equally at home with ensemble singing, Michele has performed with Musica Sacra, Pomerium, TENET, Trio Eos, Vox, Voices of Ascension and Western Wind. Michele studied at Yale University / School of Music was recently named a Finalist for the 2016 American Prize in Voice. Please find more at michele-kennedy.com.