Metropolitan Opera Auditions

posted Sep 2, 2012, 9:52 PM by George Watkins   [ updated Nov 11, 2012, 3:27 PM ]

Soprano Kisma Jordan is emerging as one of the country’s most luminous talents, sharing her ever-increasing gifts with audiences nationwide. At home on the opera stage as well as in concert and recital, she has been recognized for her communicative ability and “shimmering soprano voice,” as noted by music critic Anthony Tommasini in The New York Times.

Ms. Jordan’s 2009-2010 season began with a return to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the annual Home for the Holidays Pops Concert Series, followed by her concert debut with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Jordan’s 2008-2009 season featured debut concert appearances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra led by Resident Conductor Thomas Wilkins, as well as the Lima Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, in July she performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and conductor David Alan Miller in the annual Salute to America Concert Series at Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford.

In spring of 2008, she made her debut with the Michigan Opera Theatre in their production of Puccini’s La Rondine. In 2007, Jordan performed the role of Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the New Jersey Opera Summer Festival, being acclaimed as having “solid control over a voice which soared through Mozart’s music, her deliverance of character had sensitivity and warmth.”

Kisma Jordan received a personal invitation from renowned American Mezzo-Soprano Marilyn Horne to participate in the Song Continues…2006 master class and recital festival, presented by the Marilyn Horne Foundation at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. Other notable opera roles are Aurora in the North American premiere of Francesco Cavalli’s Gli Amore D’ Apollo e di Daphne.

Among the honors and awards that Ms. Jordan has received are the Tuesday Musical Association’s Gertrude Marta Pflaum Scholarship for Voice, first place and Audience Choice Award winner of the 39th annual Bowling Green State University Competitions in Music Performance, first place winner of the Lima Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, and most recently 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Semi-Finalist.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Ms. Jordan holds degrees in vocal performance from Kentucky State University and Bowling Green State University.



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