Kimberly Jones, soprano
Soprano Kimberly Jones is a distinguished alumna of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center with performances that include Margru in the world premiere of Amistad (released on New World Records), Olga in Fedora, Xenia in Boris Godunov, and Despina in Cosi fan tutte.
Internationally, she has graced the stages of La Scala (Milan), the Bastille and Chatelet (Paris), the Bunkamura (Tokyo), Orchestra della Toscana (Florence), and the Gewandhaus (Leipzig). National concert appearances include performances at Avery Fisher Hall, New York; Ravinia, Symphony Center, Millennium Park, Mandel Hall, and Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago.
Additional performances include appearances with San Francisco Opera, Portland Opera, San Diego Opera, Dallas Opera, and Houston Grand Opera, among others. She has received multiple grants from the MacAllister competition, a grant from the George London Foundation, and was the recipient of the Union League's first-prize award. She was also awarded the Shoshana Grant from the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Jones will made her debut with the Singapore Symphony in the summer of 2013 singing a collection of spirituals, and performing selections from Porgy and Bess. She will also reprise the role of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte with DuPage Opera, and will debut as the soprano soloist in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with the South Bend Symphony.
Miss Jones is a member of the private voice faculty at Columbia College, Merit School of Music, and also serves in the community division at DePaul University.