You may remember our 2014 Cooper-Bing Vocal competition winner Talya Lieberman, but what has she been up to since? Recently described by Opera News as “poetically compelling,” “delectably stylish,” and “technically refined,” this winning soprano is equally at home with operatic, art song, and musical theater repertoire. She recently made her recital debut with the San Francisco Opera Center, and was the recipient of the Lys Symonette Award for Outstanding Dramatic Performance in the Kurt Weill Foundation’s 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition. In March 2016 she made her Opera Columbus debut as Musetta in La Bohème, and in September 2016 she assumed the soprano position in the Opernstudio at Komische Oper Berlin, where she can be seen frequently on stage.
Talya is a convert from the orchestra pit and started singing after receiving her master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She has a B.A. from Duke University with the highest distinction in linguistics (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude) and in May 2016 she graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with an Artist Diploma.