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And the Hummingbird Says . . .
A song-cycle about the late Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai based on the five Japanese Buddhist elements.Created By: Martin Rowe
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Elaine LachicaNew York, NY
American soprano Elaine Lachica enjoys a growing career as a performer of early music to the present. She has performed as a soprano soloist with the New York Collegium under Andrew Parrott for the programs Handel in Rome, J.S. Bach’s St. John’s Passion and St. Matthew’s Passion, Vivaldi at the Pieta, A Portrait of Rameau, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and Rubens in Italy: Devotional Music at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has also worked with conductors Gustav Leonhardt, Christoph Rousset and Jos van Veldhoven. Lachica performed Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria as Amore, Juno and Ericlea at the Montreal Baroque Festival with Eric Milnes conducting. She has also appeared as a soprano soloist with the Rebel Baroque Orchestra and Trinity Choir singing baroque music of Latin-America. She has toured as a soloist with the Waverly Consort for the programs The Christmas Story, Music for the Millenium, Welcome Sweet Pleasure: Elizabethan Restoration Music and 1492: Spanish Music in the Age of Exploration. Lachica has collaborated with Montreal’s Les Voix Humaines singing Handel, Telemann and Purcell, Quebec’s L’Harmonie des Saisons singing Charpentier, Lully, Blow, Purcell, Schutz, Buxtehude, Rosenmuller and has toured Bolivia with a program of Latin American Baroque Repertoire. She has performed as a soloist with Early Music New York, Montreal’s Ensemble Caprice and the Rose Ensemble with the Minnesota Orchestra. She has also performed the role of Love in Opera Omnia’s Production of Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses and with the Mark Morris Dance Company singing music of Monteverdi at Lincoln Center for the Mostly Mozart Festival.
Elaine is a 2014 winner of the first Bruce Haynes International Competition for the rhetorical singing of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. She was featured in a program of sacred cantatas by J.S. Bach at the Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Germany and at the Montreal Baroque Festival. The concert was broadcast throughout Europe via the European Broadcasting Union and in Canada on CBC Radio 2. In addition, a studio recording will be produced for release as part of Montreal Baroque’s Bach Cantata series on ATMA Classique. Elaine is also a winner of a 2016 JUNO for Classical Album of the Year (Vocal) as member of L’Harmonie des Saisons for their CD ‘Las Ciudades de Oro’ released on ATMA Classique.
Lachica graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Royal College of Music of London. She has received several awards including the Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship. She teaches voice at Fordham University. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, she lives in New York City.