Lauded for her “polished”, “sterling” and “honest performance” (Seattle Times) soprano Kimberly Giordano delights audiences with her shimmering blend of elegance and emotion. Her 2015-16 season includes Les Divas de L’Empire, a classical cabaret performance of Weill, Britten, Schoenberg, and Bolcom shared with mezzo Melissa Plagemann, a return to Tacoma Opera as her first Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder with Michael Miropolsky and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra.
Her 2014-15 season included the joyous Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven) with Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers, a Three Divas Mozart concert with Christophe Chagnard and the Northwest Sinfonietta, an innovative and intimate staging of Carmina Burana with the Spectrum Dance Ensemble, conducted by Dean Williamson and directed by Donald Byrd; and Haydn’s Messa in temporabellis with Kirkland Choral Society and Philharmonia Northwest. In 2013-14 she performed the powerful Verdi Requiem with Thalia Symphony and Choir of the Sound, made a return to Washington Idaho Symphony in her role debut as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, appeared with Choral Arts – Seattle in Brahms’ stunning Ein deutsches Requiem, and debuted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Yaniv Attar.
Her 2012-13 season included a return to Seattle Opera as Suor Osmina in Suor Angelica, her role debut as Fiordiligi in a concert version of Così fan tutte with Washington Idaho Symphony, and a return to the Thalia Symphony singing Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été. She also made her role and company debut with Seattle’s Music Of Remembrance, singing The Drummer in a new production of The Kaiser from Atlantis, conducted by Ludovic Morlot. Other recent season highlights include Elettra in Idomeneo with Puget Sound Concert Opera, Nedda in I Pagliacci with Tacoma Opera conducted by Carolyn Kuan, Strauss‘ Vier letzte Lieder with the Thalia Symphony, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with Whatcom Symphony, her Seattle Opera debut in Elektra (Die Vertraute), directed by Chris Alexander and conducted by Lawrence Renes; and Marguerite in Faust with Tacoma Opera.
Equally captivating on the concert stage, Ms. Giordano made her Carnegie Hall debut in Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. She has performed the Vier letzte Lieder with the Thalia Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with both the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Dvorak’s Te Deum with Kirkland Choral Society and Philharmonia Northwest, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Helena Symphony, and Mozart’s C minor Mass with the Bremerton Symphony Association. A gifted performer of contemporary music, Ms. Giordano sang Pasatieri’s poignant Letter to Warsaw with Music of Remembrance as well as the role of Kelly in the West Coast premiere of Black Water, with music by John Duffy and libretto by Joyce Carol Oates. A lover of art song, she recently performed song recitals in Seattle and New York, with works by Bellini, Canteloube, Schubert, Hundley and Sondheim. She has been a performer of the National Anthem at Seattle Mariners games since 2013.
Ms. Giordano was a winner in the Lois Alba Aria Competition, and a finalist in the inaugural Irene Dalis Competition, the Nico Castel Master Singer Competition, The American Prize (Art Song Division), and the Altamura/Caruso International Vocal Competition. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice from the University of Washington and a BFA in Music Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University.