Ariadne Greif, soprano  

Photo Credit: Caroline Mariko Stucky

Ariadne, praised for her “luminous, expressive voice,” “searing top notes,” and “dusky depths,” (NYTimes), enjoyed a casual child career as a “boy” soprano at the LA Opera, eventually making an adult debut singing Lutoslawski’s Chantefleurs et Chantefables with the American Symphony Orchestra. She starred in operas ranging from Donizetti’s Elixir of Love with The Orlando Philharmonic, to Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias at the Aldeburgh Festival, and Atthis, by G.F. Haas, which the NY Times called “one of the most searingly painful and revealing operatic performances in recent times.”  

Recent projects included performances with William Kentridge in the Oslo Opera House, The Luxembourg Philharmonic, Berkeley Cal Performances, and Performa in New York of the Dada masterpiece Ursonate, collaborations with The Knights, two projects of her own called Bird Party and Eleven Wild Geese commissioned by The Ultima Festival in Norway, a film of Table Manners, by Sheree Clement, and a film of We Need To Talk, a new monodrama by Caroline Shaw and Anne Carson for Opera Philadelphia. Highlights this season include Alyssa Weinberg’s monodrama Isola with Long Beach Opera, Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls with Opera Saratoga, Ten Transcendental Etudes, by Nick Brooke, at Mass MoCA, and The Fall of Rome with AMOC. Ariadne has premiered upwards of twenty new operas and more than a hundred new chamber works. 

Upcoming Performances:

Aug 31 – Red Cliffs I: Colorado Currents

Sep 1 – Music Hike II: Just Breath(e)

Sep 2 – Rocky Mountain Power Community Concert