Abigail Fischer, soprano
Known for her “serenely captivating” operatic presence “and disarming intimacy,” (NY Times), the versatile vocalist Abigail Fischer has made a vibrant career starring in contemporary operas such as Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar and Du Yun's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning Angel’s Bone, as well as in more classic operas such as the title roles in Carmen and Cenerentola, with companies such as Los Angeles Opera, Chautauqua Opera and Cincinnati Opera. As a soloist with orchestra, Ms. Fischer has performed with ensembles such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kansas City Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Rhode Island Symphony and Virginia Symphony. As an early music performer, she has worked with the American Bach Soloists, Rebel Baroque, Early Music New York, Boston Baroque and Mercury Houston. In 2017 Ms. Fischer made her Italian stage debut in Bolzano, Italy in Toshio Hosakawa’s The Raven, a setting of the Edgar Allan Poe text. She has sung the title role in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia with Opera Memphis, Testo in Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento with Gotham Chamber Opera, and premiered Lee Hoiby’s This is the Rill Speaking with American Opera Projects. Originally trained as a cellist, Ms. Fischer has worked often as a vocal chamber musician, from the Marlboro Music Festival and Chamber Music Northwest, to St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. She has premiered Elliott Carter’s Mad Regales and Bernard Rands’ Walcott Songs at the Tanglewood Music Festival, numerous John Zorn chamber works all over the world including the Lincoln Center Festival, and Nico Muhly’s Elements of Style, also at Lincoln Center. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (MM), Vassar College (BA) and Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy (Certificate in Italian language and literature).