Ariadne Greif

Soprano, Opera

“…one of the most searingly painful and revealing operatic performances of recent times…” – New York Times

ARIADNE GREIF, praised for her “luminous, expressive voice” (NYTimes), her “elastic and round high notes” (classiqueinfo), and her “mesmerizing stage presence” (East Anglian Daily Times), began her opera career as a ‘boy’ soprano in the Los Angeles area and at the LA Opera, eventually making an adult debut singing Lutoslawski’s Chantefleurs et Chantefables with the American Symphony Orchestra. She starred in roles ranging from Therese/Tirésias in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias, singing a “thoroughly commanding and effortless” run at the Aldeburgh Festival, to Sappho in Atthis by Georg Friedrich Haas, for which the New York Times noted her “searing top notes,” and “dusky depths,” calling it “a solo high-wire act for Ms. Greif,” “a vehicle for Ms. Greif’s raw, no-holds-barred performance,” “one of the most searingly painful and revealing operatic performances in recent times.”

This season she debuted as Musetta in La Boheme with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, appeared with The Knights for the first time, gave three performances of Carmina Burana, sang recitals of Crumb, Britten, 2nd Viennese School masterworks, and returned to the Orlando Philharmonic as Adina in The Elixir of Love, where she was praised as a “sassy” Adina, with “tonally pleasing high notes and a delightful sparkling quality to both her singing and acting.” Last season she debuted as Papagena in The Magic Flute with the Orlando Philharmonic, sang performances of Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Vespers K.321, and Babbit’s A Solo Requiem, and concerts of chamber music in Weill Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, across the US, Canada, Finland, the Middle East, and made appearances with Lukas Ligeti, Contemporaneous, Metropolis Ensemble, Gabriel Kahane, SHUFFLE Concert, and members of The Orlando Philharmonic.

” a beautiful and physically fearless young singer… “ – New York Times

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