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Recently reviewed as "...an appealingly rich alto" by The New York Times and "...an ideal Bach alto" with "elemental tone quality" by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Kirsten Sollek is becoming a regular presence on the concert and opera stage. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 with André Thomas and the New York City Chamber Orchestra in Haydn Lord Nelson Mass. Career highlights include three Haydn Masses performed and recorded with Jane Glover and Trinity Wall Street for Naxos, several Bach performances with Andrew Parrott and the New York Collegium, an all-Bach program with Helmuth Rilling and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Duruflé Requiem with John Scott at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, Handel Messiah with Bach Collegium Japan, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Dallas Bach Society; and the oratorio Lost Objects, jointly written by David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe; and conducted by Daniel Reuss at BAM. This season's performances include the role of Bradamante in Handel's ALCINA with Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile, Beauty in BLOOD ROSE, the Naumburg prize-winning new opera by Hannah Lash written for Ms. Sollek, countertenor, and the JACK Quartet; Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 with Apollo's Fire, Handel Messiah with the Pacific Symphony and the Dallas Bach Society, and performances of music by John Zorn at Bard College and at the Kitchen in NYC.
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