Deborah Selig, Soprano
Soprano Deborah Selig’s voice has been described by the press as “radiant,” “beautifully rich,” “capable of any emotional nuance,” and “impressively nimble.” Ms. Selig performs repertoire spanning music from the baroque to contemporary in opera, oratorio and art song across the United States. Ms. Selig also is passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of singers, currently serving on the voice faculties of Wellesley College, Brown University, and the summer Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Ms. Selig’s 2018-19 season includes Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with conductor JoAnn Falletta and Buffalo Philharmonic, Brahms’ Requiem with conductor Robert Duff and the Handel Society of Dartmouth College, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes benefitting “Music for Food” with pianists Cameron Stowe and Javier Arrebola at the New England Conservatory, a song recital Angel Spirits: Music of World War One with baritone David McFerrin and pianist Jerry Noble for both Jamestown Concert Association (NY) and Harvard University, Carson Cooman’s Revelations of Divine Love with Nashoba Valley Chorale, and Purcell’s The Tempest with the Henry Purcell Society of Boston.
In recent seasons, Ms. Selig appeared as Micaela in Carmen with Dayton Opera, Pamina in The Magic Flute with Boston Lyric Opera, Musetta in La Boheme with Central City Opera, Rose in Street Scene with Chautauqua Opera, Curley’s Wife in Floyd’s Of Mice and Men with Kentucky Opera, and Bella in Tippet’s A Midsummer Marriage with Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Symphonic performances have included Mozart’s Requiem with Brown University, Brahms’ Requiem with Buffalo and Dayton Philharmonics, Bach Cantatas 36, 92 and 97 with Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, Haydn’s Creation with Harvard University Choirs, Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 with Kentucky Symphony, and Handel’s Messiah with Rhode Island Philharmonic.
Ms. Selig earned an Artist Diploma in Opera and MM in Voice degrees from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a summa cum laude BM/BA in Voice and English from the University of Michigan. Apprenticeships included Chautauqua Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Ravinia Festival Steans Institute and Tanglewood Music Center.