Soprano Kimberly Soby, hailed as "splendidly command[ing]"
(South Florida Classical Review) and a "versatile [and] fearless performer" (Opera News), brings an exquisite balance of beauty and intelligence to her vast repertoire. Engagements for the 2019-2020 season include a return to the Young Patronesses of the Opera In-School Opera Tour singing Papagena in an adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute called Papageno.
Recent seasons included returns as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with Magic City Opera, Little Red Riding Hood in Seymour Barab's Little Red Riding Hood for the Young Patronesses of the Opera In-School Opera Tour, soprano solos for Handel's Messiah with New Presbyterian Concert Series and Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio with Spire Concert Series, and recitals throughout the greater Miami area with her ensemble, Tesserae Collective.
Other recent engagements include soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah with both Master Chorale of South Florida and New Presbyterian Concert Series, First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute with Chatham Opera, soprano soloist in Haydn's Kleine Orgelsolomesse with Florida's Singing Sons and the Lynn Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, an appearance with Alhambra Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s rarely-heard Vengo a voi, luce adorate, and several performances with Nu Deco Ensemble, including as a backup artist for both Ben Folds and Kishi Bashi.
A new music specialist, Ms. Soby premieres and performs works throughout the New England and the Greater Miami areas, frequently collaborating with living composers. She originated the role of Flavia Taste with the Boston-based experimental opera company Guerilla Opera in their world premiere production of Rudolf Rojahn’s Bovinus Rex. Recently, she was featured as a soloist in Berio’s Sequenza iii at Northwestern University and in Andy Ahiko’s No one To kNOW one with Nu Deco Ensemble. She has appeared in many more world and New England premieres with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, IlluminArts, New Music Brandeis, and Opera Boston, among others. She can be heard as a soloist on Thomas Sleeper’s album, Einstein’s Inconsistency, released on Albany Records and on Juraj Kojs's recent release on Centaur Records, Ceaseless Beauty.
Ms. Soby’s past and present ensemble affiliations include: Handel and Haydn Society, Lorelei Ensemble, Marsh Chapel Choir at Boston University (Boston); Vox Humana (Dallas); GRAMMY-nominated True Concord (Tucson); and Santa Fe Desert Chorale (Santa Fe.)
For the 2009-2010 season, Ms. Soby was an Opera Fellow with Opera Boston, where she sang such roles as Bastienna in Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienna and Lucy in The Telephone, in addition to covering a diverse array of challenging, non-traditional repertoire. Additionally, during the 2017-2018 season, she worked as a teaching artist for Florida Grand Opera in their Cadenza program, bringing classical music and opera to underprivileged children throughout greater South Florida. She has participated in such programs as Amherst Early Music Festival and Franco-American Vocal Academy and has been a prize-winner in the Jenny Lind Competition as well as the Orpheus Vocal Competition.
Ms. Soby holds dual Master’s degrees in Vocal Performance and Opera Studies from New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut. Originally from Connecticut, she now makes her home in Coral Gables, Florida, with her precocious cats Molly McGee and Taco Larry Gato. Non-musical interests include the beach, tacos, and making messes in kitchens. She is currently reading her way through all of the Pulitzer Prize winning novels and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. As of Fall 2020, she is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Theory and History at University of Connecticut.
For information about private study, please visit: www.sobyvocalstudio.com