Lyric coloratura soprano Nikki Einfeld has been widely recognized for her "high flying virtuosity" (New York Times) as well as her "blazing intensity and ferocious artistry" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Recent highlights from the operatic stage include Diana in L'arbore di Diana with West Edge Opera, the Controller in Flight with Opera Parallèle, Curley’s Wife in Carlisle Floyd's Of Mice and Men with Manitoba Opera, and title role in the world premiere of Death with Interruptions by Kurt Rhode. Other notable appearances include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with Vancouver Opera and New Orleans Opera; Konstanze in Die Entfü̈hrung aus dem Serail with West Bay Opera and Mendocino Music Festival; the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor with Syracuse Opera and Green Mountain Opera Festival; Ophelia in Hamlet with Opera Lyra Ottawa; several roles with San Francisco Opera including the world premiere of Dolores Claiborne by Tobias Picker, Gianetta in The Elixir of Love, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro; Nanetta in Falstaff and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with Edmonton Opera; Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment, and Norina in Don Pasquale with Manitoba Opera.

A highly adept interpreter of a wide range of repertoire spanning from the baroque to contemporary music, Ms. Einfeld has made guest appearances on the concert stage with the San Francisco Symphony including the Sound Box series, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, The Marin Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Empyrean Ensemble. As a champion of contemporary music she regularly performs premieres by modern composers and has recently been appointed a member of the Left Coast Chamber Orchestra. Her collaboration with this ensemble will further explore her love for the concert stage and the pairing of new works with traditional masterpieces.

Ms. Einfeld is a former Adler Fellow and Merola Alumnus with the San Francisco Opera, and also received acclaim as a Grand Finalist in the 2006 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

[from program for February 5, 2018 concert]

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