American soprano Kiera Duffy is recognized for both her gleaming high soprano and insightful musicianship in repertoire that encompasses Handel, Praetorius, Bach, and Mozart to the modern sounds of Berg, Carter, Glass, and Zorn.
Kiera Duffy's 2011-2012 season will include her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire under Pierre Boulez and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Handel's Messiah, as well as joining the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in their new original baroque fantasy The Enchanted Island. She returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No. 8 ("Symphony of a Thousand") under music director Gustavo Dudamel for performances in Los Angeles and on tour in Caracas, which will be a simulcast in movie theaters across North America. She will also be heard under Michael Tilson Thomas in David del Tredici's Syzygy with the New World Symphony in Miami and San Francisco Symphony in San Francisco, then on tour to Ann Arbor and Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in New York.