Ariadne LihMontréal, CA
Canadian soprano Ariadne Lih performs contemporary and early music in the concert hall and on the opera stage. She recently graduated with a B.A. in Music from Yale University, where her credits include the title roles in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Cavalli’s La Didone. During her time at Yale, she premiered a number of new works by student composers, served as assistant director and soloist for the Yale Collegium Musicum, and sang with the Yale Schola Cantorum under David Hill and Masaaki Suzuki.
Ariadne is the co-founder and co-director the Uncommon Music Festival, an annual chamber music festival in Sitka, Alaska whose goal is to help build a more diverse, inclusive and accessible world of classical music. With the Festival, she has premiered works by Nathaniel Barnett, Conrad Winslow, Stephen Demsbski, and Joelle Wallach. Ariadne is currently based in Montreal; engagements for the 2017-18 season include concerts with Voces Boreales, Ensemble Caprice, and the Montreal Baroque Festival.
Try Me, Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry the VIII
Libby Larsen’s song cycle Try Me, Good King on the letters and gallows speeches of the wives of Henry the VIII. Performed on April 1, 2017 with Jacob Reed, piano.
Little Prayers by Stephen Dembski
World premiere performance of Stephen Dembski’s song cycle Little Prayers, on texts by Lee Rudolph (my grandfather). Performed on August 19, 2016 at The Uncommon Music Festival in Sitka, Alaska, with Jacob Reed, piano.