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Soprano Michele Kennedy is a specialist in early classical and contemporary music. Her recent engagements include featured appearances at the Bard Summer Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, Getty Museum, Library of Congress, Lincoln Center, and Washington National Cathedral. Last year, she made her solo debuts with American Classical Orchestra, Baroque in the Fields, and in Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Dark Horse Consort and Voices of Ascension. Other Baroque highlights include Cupid in Purcell’s King Arthur at the American Bach Soloists Academy, the lead role in Monteverdi’s Il ballo delle ingrate, and works of Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi with the Folger Consort. Among Ms. Kennedy’s new music projects are Louis Karchin’s Jane Eyre with Center for Contemporary Opera, Aaron Siegel’s Brother, Brother with Experiments in Opera, and the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth with The Crossing and the New York Philharmonic. Most recently, she made her debut at Carnegie Hall in a new music program with Mimesis Ensemble and appeared as a soloist with Joe Hisaishi and the Hollywood Film Music Orchestra in selections from Studio Ghibli films. A native of Oakland, CA, and an alum of the SF Girls Chorus, Ms. Kennedy completed her studies at Yale University, Yale School of Music, and NYU. For more, visit

(February 2019)