Lauded for being "smoothly eloquent" (KING-FM) and for her “polished”, “sterling” and “honest performance” (Seattle Times), soprano Kimberly Giordano delights audiences with her shimmering blend of elegance and emotion.
Ms. Giordano's 2017-18 season includes a mixture of old favorites, new works and new languages, with a recital of Finnish art songs with Seattle Art Song Society, a return to Tacoma Opera singing Micaela in Carmen, then revisiting the emotional role of Carrie Kipling in Muehleisen's But Who Will Return Us Our Children – A Kipling Passion with Choral Arts Northwest in Seattle, as well as The South Bend Chamber Singers in Indiana. The soprano solo in Verdi's Messa di Requiem, with Kirkland Choral Society and Philharmonia Northwest, rounds out the season.
Her 2016-17 season was one of world premieres and house debuts, including the role of Mrs. Fairfax in Center for Contemporary Opera’s world premiere of Jane Eyre, conducted by Grammy-winning conductor Sara Jobin; she also returned to Choral Arts Northwest to create the role of Carrie Kipling in John Muehleisen’s But Who Will Return Us Our Children – A Kipling Passion as well as collaborate as soloist with conductor Murry Sidlin in his Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin. Her 2015-16 season included Les Divas de L'Empire, a classical cabaret performance of Weill, Britten, Schoenberg, and Bolcom shared with mezzo Melissa Plagemann; a return to Tacoma Opera in her role debut as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, the title role in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta with Portland Concert Opera, and an evening with Michael Miropolsky and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra singing Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder.
The 2014-15 season included the joyous Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers, a Three Divas Mozart concert with Christophe Chagnard and the Northwest Sinfonietta, an innovative and intimate staging of Carmina Burana with the Spectrum Dance Ensemble, conducted by Dean Williamson and directed by Donald Byrd; and Haydn's Messa in tempora belli with Kirkland Choral Society and Philharmonia Northwest.
In 2013-14 she performed the powerful Verdi Requiem with Thalia Symphony and Choir of the Sound, made a return to Washington Idaho Symphony in her role debut as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, appeared with Choral Arts – Seattle in the stunning Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, and debuted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Yaniv Attar.
Her 2012-13 season included a return to Seattle Opera as Suor Osmina in Suor Angelica, her role debut as Fiordiligi in a concert version of Cosi fan tutte with Washington Idaho Symphony, and a return to the Thalia Symphony singing Berlioz's Les nuits d'été. She also made her role and company debut with Seattle's Music Of Remembrance, singing The Drummer in a new production of The Kaiser from Atlantis, conducted by Ludovic Morlot. Other recent season highlights include Elettra in Idomeneo with Puget Sound Concert Opera, Nedda in I Pagliacci with Tacoma Opera conducted by Carolyn Kuan, Strauss‘ Vier letzte Lieder with the Thalia Symphony, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with Whatcom Symphony, her Seattle Opera debut in Elektra (Die Vertraute), directed by Chris Alexander and conducted by Lawrence Renes; and Marguerite in Faust with Tacoma Opera.
Equally captivating on the concert stage, Ms. Giordano made her Carnegie Hall debut in Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. She has performed Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder with the Thalia Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with both the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Helena Symphony, and Mozart's C minor Mass with the Bremerton Symphony Association. A gifted performer of contemporary music, Ms. Giordano sang Pasatieri's poignant Letter to Warsaw with Music of Remembrance as well as the role of Kelly in the West Coast premiere of Black Water, with music by John Duffy and libretto by Joyce Carol Oates. A lover of art song, she recently performed song recitals in Seattle and New York, with works by Bellini, Canteloube, Schubert, Hundley and Sondheim. She has been a performer of the National Anthem and God Bless America at Seattle Mariners games since 2013.
Ms. Giordano was a winner in the Lois Alba Aria Competition, and a finalist in the inaugural Irene Dalis Competition, the Nico Castel Master Singer Competition, The American Prize (Art Song Division), and the Altamura/Caruso International Vocal Competition. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice from the University of Washington and a BFA in Music Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University.