Program Books/Ariadne Greif           

Ariadne Greif           


Ariadne Greif, praised for her “luminous, ex­pressive voice,” “searing top notes,” and “dusky depths” (New York Times), began her opera career as a “boy” soprano in Los Angeles and at the LA Opera, making her adult debut singing Luto­sławski’s Chantefleurs et Chantefables with the American Symphony Orchestra. She starred in roles ranging from Therese/Tirésias in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias, singing a “thoroughly commanding and effortless” run of performances at the Aldeburgh Festival, and a “sassy,” “spark­ling” Adina in L’elisir d’amore with the Orlando Philharmonic, to Sappho in Atthis by Georg Friedrich Haas, which the Times called “a solo high-wire act,” “a vehicle for Ms. Greif’s raw, no-holds-barred performance,” and “one of the most searingly painful and revealing operatic per­formances in recent times.”

Recent performances included Mahler’s Symphony No. 4; Carmina Burana; La Bohème; L’incoronazione di Poppea, The Magic Flute, Beethoven Symphony No. 9; Mozart’s Requiem; and Babbit’s A Solo Requiem; performances with William Kentridge of Ursonate in New York and Oslo; a staged recital in Sydney with Sydney Chamber Opera and the Resonant Bodies Festival; and concerts of chamber music in Weill Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, and across the US, Canada, Finland, and the Middle East.

For more information, visit www.ariadne­