SOPRANO MICHELE KENNEDY is a versatile specialist in early classical and contemporary repertoire. Praised by The Washington Post as “a fine young soprano with a lovely voice…that is well controlled and agreeably warm,” Michele has appeared in concert recently at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, BAM, Folger Shakespeare Library, and Washington National Cathedral. Her repertory ranges from Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music to contemporary art song and chamber opera.
Michele's recent solo engagements include Bach B Minor Mass, Charpentier Te Deum, Faure Requiem, Handel Messiah, Mozart C Minor Mass, Coronation Mass, and Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria and appearances with Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Holy Trinity Bach Vespers, Folger Consort, Musica Nuova, and New York Baroque Soloists. Among Michele’s contemporary projects are premieres with American Opera Projects, Experiments in Opera, Harlem Stage Opera, and Tribeca New Music Festival. Equally at home with ensemble singing, Michele performs regularly with Pomerium, Western Wind, Vox Vocal Ensemble, Voices of Ascension and the Cathedral Choir of Saint John the Divine, and has sung with Antioch Chamber, Equal Voices, and Trinity Church Wall Street Choir.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Michele studies voice with Ruth Rainero and holds a degree in music with honors from Yale University.