Keri Alkema

Keri Alkema


Vocalists — Soprano

“By now, over the course of a day, Tosca has been through the emotional wringer — and so have we, thanks to Keri Alkema’s compelling debut in this role on the English National Opera stage. Passionate, teasing, vulnerable, full of love, stirred to vengeful rage and desperate measures, Alkema gets to the heart of Tosca, giving us a poised ‘Vissi d’arte’ on the way.” —Rebecca Franks, The Times, October 5, 2016 - Title role in 'Tosca' at the English National Opera

“Keri Alkema, in an SFO debut, sings the unhappy Donna Elvira—by turns furious and forlorn, mocked and abandoned—with a fresh vitality we encounter only rarely. Her passionate accompanied recitative (Mozart’s greatest), “In quali eccissi, o Numi,” and aria, “Mi tradi,” are in themselves worth a visit to the Crosby Theatre.” —John Stege, Santa Fe Reporter, July 13, 2016 - Donna Elvira in 'Don Giovanni' at Santa Fe Opera

“American soprano Keri Alkema was a flawless interpreter of Princess Eboli.” —José M. Irurzun, Seen and Heard International, September 29, 2015 - 'Don Carlo' at Opéra National de Bordeaux

“In the Monday premiere, she [Alkema] once again displayed a voice filled with beautiful color and a even timbre, as well as good high notes and projected strength when necessary. She was particularly moving in her heart-rending delivery of “Che tua madre dovrà prenderti in braccio”, and as whole considering it was her role debut, she was a good Butterfly with an undeniable potential...” —Joel Poblete, Biblio Chile, June 24, 2015 - 'Madama Butterfly' at Teatro Municipal de Santiago

“And in the great diva role of the piece, Vitellia, Keri Alkema has a rich, full vocal presence that caresses the score to perfection…” —“And in the great diva role of the piece, Vitellia, Keri Alkema has a rich, full vocal presence that caresses the score to perfection…”

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A voice with an “appealing brew of dark and creamy colors” (New York Times), lirico-spinto soprano Keri Alkema has been praised for her “tonal opulence” (Washington Post) and “incisive musicality”. (New York Times)

In the 2016-2017 season, Keri Alkema makes a number of important debuts as Tosca: her London debut at the English National Opera, her German debut at Oper Frankfurt, and a return to the Canadian Opera Company. She also sings Verdi's Messa da Requiem at home with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. Last season, returned to . . .

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