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Kiera Duffy

About this Artist

American soprano KIERA DUFFY is recognized for both her gleaming high soprano and insightful musicianship in repertoire that encompasses Mozart, Berg, Ligeti, Bach, Boulez, Handel, and Mazzoli. She has appeared with many of the major orchestras in the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, and National Symphony Orchestra. With these orchestras, she has sung under the batons of conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Lorin Maazel, Pierre Boulez, James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, Roberto Abbado, Alan Gilbert, Kristjan Järvi, Andreas Delfs, and Seiji Ozawa. 

She recently received the highest critical acclaim for her portrayal of Bess McNeil in the world premiere of Breaking the Waves in Philadelphia and New York, for which The New York Times proclaimed, “Kiera Duffy’s star turn was one of the most riveting operatic performances of the year.” 

She was a finalist in the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is featured in the film The Audition, which is commercially available from Decca. She may also be heard on Hyperion Records in an all-Strauss album, Carmina burana with Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk on Sony, Mahler’s 8th Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Deutsche Grammophon, and Fairouz’s No Orpheus on Naxos.