Soprano Deborah Selig’s voice has been described by the press as “radiant,” “beautifully rich,” “capable of any emotional nuance,” and “impressively nimble.” Recent operatic highlights include 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, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Kentucky Opera. This season includes Regina Isabella in Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais with Odyssey Opera.
A striking and versatile artist on the concert stage, Ms. Selig has performed many song recitals and soloed with orchestras across the United States. Highlights include Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Asheville Symphony, Brahms’ Requiem with Dayton Philharmonic, Bach Cantatas 37, 92 and 97 with Handel and Haydn Society, Orff’s Carmina Burana with Fairbanks Symphony (AK), Haydn’s Creation with Harvard University Choirs, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Masterworks Chorale, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Nashoba Valley Chorale, and Handel’s Messiah with Rhode Island Philharmonic. This season includes Mozart’s Requiem with Brown University Chorus, Brahms’ Requiem with Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Haydn’s Paukenmesse with Nashoba Valley Chorale, orchestrated Strauss songs with Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and song recitals in Vermont, Connecticut, Providence and Washington, DC.
Currently on voice faculty at Brown University and Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Ms. Selig earned an Artist Diploma and MM degrees from Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music and a summa cum laude BM/BA in Voice and English from the University of Michigan. Apprenticeships included Chautauqua Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Ravinia Festival Steans Institute and Tanglewood Music Center.