Soprano Deborah Selig’s voice has been described by the press as “radiant,” “beautifully rich,” “capable of any emotional nuance,” and “impressively nimble.” During recent seasons, Ms. Selig has appeared as Pamina in The Magic Flute with Boston Lyric Opera; Musetta in La Bohème and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Central City Opera; Pamina in The Magic Flute, Rose in Street Scene, Mary Warren in The Crucible, and Marion in The Music Man, all with Chautauqua Opera; Curley’s Wife in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Kentucky Opera; and Bella in Tippett’s A Midsummer Marriage with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
A striking and versatile artist on the concert stage, Ms. Selig has sung with orchestras and choruses across the United States. Some recent highlights include Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Asheville Symphony, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle with both Brown University and Harvard-Radcliffe Choruses, Brahmn’s Requiem with Dayton Philharmonic, Bach's Cantatas nos. 37, 92, and 97 with Handel and Haydn Society, Orff’s Carmina Burana with Greater Bridgeport Symphony and Fairbanks Symphony (upcoming), Haydn’s Creation with Harvard University Choirs, Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 with Kentucky Symphony, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Masterworks Chorale, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Nashoba Valley Chorale, and Handel’s Messiah with Rhode Island Philharmonic.
Recordings include Marcia Kraus’s Three Fairy Tales for Soprano, Oboe, and Piano with Centaur Records and Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and BMOP/sound, both to be released in 2015.
Ms. Selig earned an Artist Diploma and Master of Music from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a summa cum laude BM/BA in Voice and English 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 for Singers and the Tanglewood Music Center, and studied at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and Istituto il David in Florence. www.deborahselig.com