Elyse Kakacek

SOPRANO

"AMARILLI MIA BELLA"
Quarantine Concert with Baroquelyn
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"S'ALTRO CHE LACRIME - MOZART SELF ..."
Created in Quarantine
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"BARBER KNOXVILLE: SUMMER OF 1915"
Modus Opera Orchestra Annual Conce...
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Elyse Kakacek

(She / Her) American soprano Elyse Anne Kakacek is making her mark with her “unexpectedly deep and honey-colored soprano” (Parterre Box) in opera, oratorio and contemporary music. She has been acclaimed as a “stand out performer” (Opera News) with “delicious sultriness of voice (and) smoldering lyricism” (Operawire).

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Schedule

Self-Defined Circu...
Cora

Fresh Squeezed Opera, 2020


Don Giovanni
Zerlina

Bronx Opera, 2020

Purcell: Come ye s...
Soloist

Baroquelyn, 2019

Mozart's Exultate ...
Soloist

Modus Opera Orchestra, 2019

Biography

Elyse was described as “captivating as she floated her voice into the heavens with a feathery tone” by Operawire in her recent creation of the title role of Princess Maleine at La Mama Experimental Theatre in NYC. Ms. Kakacek has performed as a soloist across New York City, including as the Soprano 1 soloist for Mozart’s Great Mass and the soprano soloist in Franz Liszt’s Sainte Cecile Legende for a promenade concert at the David A Koch Theatre in NYC. She made her Carnegie Hall (Weill) debut interpreting the new works with Manhattan Contemporary Ensemble, and recorded these works at the legendary Avatar Studios. She has recently released two critically acclaimed albums of art song - "Untethered" and "Formless" - which are both currently on rotation internationally, and available on all downloadable platforms.

This year, Ms. Kakacek performed her first Barber: Knoxville Summer of 1915 with the Modus Orchestra In NYC. She also returned to Zerlina in Bronx Opera’s production of Don Giovanni. Earlier in the season, Ms. Kakacek sang at Theaster Gates’ Black Artist Retreat at the Park Avenue Armory and later rejoined the visionary artist in Munich for The Black Chapel at Haus der Kunst. Ms. Kakacek has sung lead roles for multiple world premieres including her venue debut at National Sawdust for Matthew Welch's And Here We Are.

Equally in love with traditional repertoire, other career highlights include: Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Norina in Don Pasquale, Micaela in Carmen, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.
"Her crystalline soprano, beautifully produced with well-centered pitch, was ideal for the shapes of the musical phrases and the feelings they evoked...Ms. Kakacek guided us gently along, although with a firm narrative hand. (She) obviously love(s) the piece, and conveyed it, heartfelt, to the rest of us.”
— New York Arts Magazine

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