Kerrie Caldwell, soprano, has been praised for her “outstanding” voice (LGBT Weekly). Her “clear and gem-like tone” and “soprano fireworks” continue to dazzle audiences from coast to coast (Cleveland Classical).
Ms. Caldwell’s voice possesses a rare versatility, which supports both a strong stage presence and a unique range of color. As a concert soloist, she has been featured as the soprano soloist for El Niño (Adams), St. John Passion (Bach) as well as many Bach cantatas, Spring Symphony (Britten), Membra Jesu Nostri (Buxtehude), Alexander’s Feast (Handel), L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Handel), Messiah (Handel), Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn), Selva Morale e Spirituale (Monteverdi), and Requiem (Rutter). On the operatic stage, she has performed Marie in La fille du régiment (Donizetti), Romilda in Serse (Handel), The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček), Speranza in L’Orfeo (Monteverdi), Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach), both Lauretta and Nella in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Violetta in La Traviata (Verdi), and Mrs. Fiorentino in Street Scene (Weill).
Her burgeoning career takes her across the nation and the world. In 2015 and 2016, Ms. Caldwell performed with Hwahee Opera as a soloist in Seoul, South Korea for the 3rd and 4th Annual Peace Concert at the Sejong Center’s Grand Theater and the brand-new Lotte Concert Hall. The concert featured her singing traditional Korean Gagok pieces with orchestra broadcast live on national television (KBS). She and her pianist/husband, Brad Smith, frequently present concerts and recitals across the country for well-established arts programs including Music and the Arts (Macon, GA), Musical Merit Foundation (San Diego, CA), Cal State Los Angeles Music Department (Los Angeles, CA), and Artlink Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ).
Ms. Caldwell received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Vocal Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (CCM). She and her husband now reside in southern California.
Updated March 2017