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The Voice Of: The Opera Singer | Eve Gigliotti & Karen Slack

Released Monday, 15th February 2021
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In Part Ten of The Visceral Voice's new limited series, Christine and Kimberly listen to "The Voice Of: The Opera Singer."

Mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti has won critical acclaim for her work in contemporary opera, including her portrayal as Ruth in the world premiere of Dark Sisters (Muhly/Karam), and Bess in the world premiere of Breaking the Waves (Mazzoli/Vavrek). Ms. Gigliotti has performed with San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Symphony, LA Phil, Washington National Opera, Washington Concert Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, among others. She is featured as Siegrune in both HD presentations of the LePage production of Die Walküre from The Metropolitan Opera, including the Grammy Award winning recording. The 2020/21 season held many exciting opportunities at The Metropolitan Opera. However, due to the cancelled season, Eve “adapted and pivoted”. In partnership with acclaimed producer Cath Brittan, she is currently developing the opera, No One Is Forgotten (Prestini & Shirey/Miller), whose first workshop will be presented at HERE this winter. She also starred in Alice in the Pandemic (Sosa/Jacobs), with White Snake Projects. Next season Ms. Gigliotti is thrilled to be returning to The Metropolitan Opera, and will continue on with her original projects including Untitled: Inspired by Film Stills, an installation opera inspired by the iconic series of Cindy Sherman. Eve lives in Brooklyn with her two favorite people. Follower her on Instagram here.

Hailed by critics for possessing a lustrous voice of extraordinary beauty and artistry of great dramatic depth, American soprano Karen Slack has performed with major conductors in opera houses and concert halls around the world.  She was most recently seen in Verdi's AIDA with Austin Opera,  Alice Ford in Verdi's Falstaff with Arizona Opera and in the West Coast premiere of  Terence Blanchard's Champion as Emelda Griffith with San Francisco's Opera Parallele,  Litton's Porgy and Bess Suite at the Bergen Festival in Norway,  Mahler  Symphony # 2 with Lexington Philharmonic, Beethoven's 9th with both Quad City Symphony and Alabama Symphony and a house debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Serena in  Francesca Zambello's production of  Porgy and Bess which she has performed at both Washington National Opera and San Francisco Opera. She can be seen reprising the role of Serena in San Francisco Opera's production that was released on DVD in 2015.  Follow her on Instagram here and watch her #kikikonversations YouTube series here.

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