Heidi Grant Murphy
A shimmering soprano with enchanting stage presence, Heidi Grant Murphy is one of the outstanding vocal talents of her generation. She has appeared with many of the world's finest opera companies and symphony orchestras, notably the Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Frankfurt Opera, Netherlands Opera, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, and Opera National de Paris. She has been engaged as soloist with the Vienna, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics; Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; and Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Atlanta, Saint Louis, Houston, National and Dallas Symphonies. Ms. Murphy has worked with such esteemed conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach, James Levine, Reinbert de Leeuw, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Edo de Waart, Christoph von Dohnányi, David Zinman, Pinchas Zukerman and the late Robert Shaw.