Elyse Kakacek
(She/Her) American soprano Elyse Anne Kakacek is making her mark with her “unexpectedly deep and honey-colored soprano” (Parterre Box) in opera, oratorio and contemporary music. She has been acclaimed as a “stand out performer” (Opera News) with “delicious sultriness of voice (and) smoldering lyricism” (Operawire).
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Elyse Kakacek

Elyse was described as “captivating as she floated her voice into the heavens with a feathery tone” by Operawire in her recent creation of the title role of Princess Maleine at La Mama Experimental Theatre in NYC. Ms. Kakacek has performed as a soloist across New York City, including as the Soprano 1 soloist for Mozart’s Great Mass and the soprano soloist in Franz Liszt’s Sainte Cecile Legende for a promenade concert at the David A Koch Theatre in NYC. She made her Carnegie Hall (Weill) debut interpreting the new works with Manhattan Contemporary Ensemble, and recorded these works at the legendary Avatar Studios. She has recently released two critically acclaimed albums of art song - "Untethered" and "Formless" - which are both currently on rotation internationally, and available on all downloadable platforms. This year, Ms. Kakacek performed her first Barber: Knoxville Summer of 1915 with the Modus Orchestra In NYC. She also returned to Zerlina in Bronx Opera’s production of Don Giovanni. Earlier in the season, Ms. Kakacek sang at Theaster Gates’ Black Artist Retreat at the Park Avenue Armory and later rejoined the visionary artist in Munich for The Black Chapel at Haus der Kunst. Ms. Kakacek has sung lead roles for multiple world premieres including her venue debut at National Sawdust for Matthew Welch's And Here We Are. Equally in love with traditional repertoire, other career highlights include: Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Norina in Don Pasquale, Micaela in Carmen, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.

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