Soprano Kimberly Soby, hailed as “splendidly command[ing]” (South Florida Classical Review) and a “versatile [and] fearless performer” (Opera News), brings an exquisite balance of beauty and intelligence to her vast repertoire. Engagements for the 2017-18 season include a return to Nu Deco Ensemble to sing i a special collaboration with Ben Folds, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with Magic City Opera, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel for Florida Grand Opera Outreach, Little Red Riding Hood in Seymour Barab’s Little Red Riding Hood for the Young Patronesses of the In-School Opera Tour, the soprano solos for Handel’s Messiah with The New Presbyterian Concert Series, and recitals throughout the greater Miami area with her ensemble, Tessellations Trio.
Other recent engagements include soprano soloist in Handel’sMessiah with Master Chorale of South Florida, First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Chatham Opera, soprano soloist in Haydn’s Kleine Orgelsolomesse with Florida’s Singing Sons and the Lynn Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, an appearance with Alhambra Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s rarely-heard Vengo a voi, luce adorate, and several performances with Nu Deco Ensemble.
A new music specialist, Ms. Soby premieres and performs works throughout the New England and the Greater Miami areas, frequently collaborating with living composers. She originated the role of Flavia Taste with the Boston-based experimental opera company Guerilla Opera in their world premiere production of Rudolf Rojahn’s Bovinus Rex. Recently, she was featured as a soloist in Berio’s Sequenza iii at Northwestern University (Florida campus) and in Andy Ahiko’s No one To kNOW one with Nu Deco Ensemble. She has appeared in many more world and New England premieres with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, IlluminArts, New Music Brandeis, and Opera Boston, among others. She can be heard as a soloist on Thomas Sleeper’s most recent album, Einstein’s Inconsistency, released on Albany Records and on Juraj Kojs’s recent release on Centaur Records, Ceaseless Beauty.