"... her sense of line and nuance were matched only by the sheer beauty of her tone and power of projection..."
Soprano Deborah Selig’s voice has been described by the press as “radiant,” “beautifully rich,” “capable of any emotional nuance,” and “impressively nimble.” Upcoming engagements include a new recital program with tenor Gregory Zavracky and pianist Tanya Blaich with Highland Center for the Arts in Vermont, University of Connecticut and Brown University; Mozart’s Requiem with Brown University Chorus; Regina in Donizetti's L'assedio di Calais with Odyssey Opera; orchestrated Strauss songs in a debut with Wheeling Symphony Orchestra; a continuation of a recital tour with baritone David McFerrin and pianist Jerry Noble entitled Angel Spirits: Music of World War One with appearances in several US cities; and Haydn's Paukenmesse with Nashoba Valley Chorale.
During recent seasons, Ms. Selig has appeared on the operatic stage 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 Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men with Kentucky Opera; and Bella in Michael Tippett’s A Midsummer Marriage with Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
A striking and versatile artist on the concert stage, Ms. Selig’s engagements have included Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Asheville Symphony, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle with Brown University Choirs, Brahms’ Requiem with both Buffalo and Dayton Philharmonics, Bach Cantatas 37, 92 and 97 with Handel and Haydn Society, Orff’s Carmina Burana with Fairbanks Symphony, Haydn’s Creation with Harvard University Choirs, Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 with Kentucky Symphony, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Masterworks Chorale and Handel’s Messiah with Rhode Island Philharmonic.
Recordings include Marcia Kraus’ Three Fairy Tales for Soprano, Oboe and Piano with Centaur Records; Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts with Boston Modern Orchestra Project and BMOP Sound; and Paul Moravec’s Blizzard Voices, also with BMOP Sound.
In addition to performing, Ms. Selig has been on the voice faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute since 2014 and joins the voice faculty of Brown University in the fall of 2017.
Ms. Selig earned an Artist Diploma and Master of Music from Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music and a BM/BA in Voice and English summa cum laude from The University of Michigan. She spent two seasons each as an Apprentice artist with Chautauqua Opera, Santa Fe Opera and Pittsburgh Opera; was a fellow at both the Ravinia Festival Steans Institute and Tanglewood Music Center; and studied at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and Istituto il David in Florence.