Soprano Kirsten Chambers is gaining attention for her exciting voice of remarkable beauty and power. Highly applauded by The Dallas Morning News for her "appealing high notes," her voice "sustains a fullness that blossoms to a consistently brilliant top well-suited to Strauss and Wagner."
This season was her exciting debut in the title role of Salome at Opera Hong Kong. Later this season she reprised the role of Elsa in Lohengrin for Opéra de Rennes in France. Future engagements include a reprise of the title role of Salome and a role debut as Foreign Princess in Rusalka at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.
Her 2013-2014 season began with her European debut with Savonlinna Opera Festival as Elsa in Lohengrin. With regard to her performance there, Opera Magazine indicated that "Kirsten Chambers... wielded the evening's most convincing dramatic arc, her character maturing from innocent young girl to emotionally complex woman in the course of the story." She also appeared as a featured soloist in excerpts from Lohengrin with the Oulu Symphony in both Oulu and Helsinki, and later at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in promotional concerts for Savonlinna Opera Festival. Also last season, Ms. Chambers reprised the role of Elsa in Lohengrin for the Hong Kong Arts Festival. In concert she performed Isolde's Liebestod at the HK Arts Festival Gala and Brünnhilde's Entrance from Die Walküire with Orchestra Kentucky.
Ms. Chambers 2011-12 season began with a cover of the title role of Turandot with Arizona Opera and a concert performance of the title role of Tosca with Opera Saratoga. She made her Lincoln Center debut starring in the soprano monodrama Nora, in the Great Outdoors with American Opera Projects. She has appeared with Toledo Opera to cover the title role in Ariadne of Naxos and sang Nedda in I Pagliacci with the Bronx Opera. A champion of new music, Ms. Chambers has been recorded on the Newport Classics Label and appeared numerous times with American Lyric Theater and American Opera Projects.