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"CRYSTALLINE SOPRANO."

Soprano soloist, Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Modus Opera Orchestra

“The program printed the excerpted text as Barber set it, and Mr. Bischof encouraged the audience to follow along—a salutary notion, as clear as Elyse Kakacek’s diction was. What was truly remarkable was the depth of her identification with the place and the experience, and she is not a Southerner! Her crystalline soprano, beautifully produced with well-centered pitch, was ideal for the shapes of the musical phrases and the feelings they evoked. Barber brought us into the marrow of the experience and Ms. Kakacek and Mr. Bischof guided us gently along, although with a firm narrative hand."

NEW YORK ARTS

"beautifully phrased""

Soprano soloist, Exsultate Jubilate

Modus Opera Orchestra

"Associate Conductor Brian Holman led the orchestra for Kakacek’s lively and beautifully phrased rendition of Mozart’s early Exsultate Jubilate. Both amply deserved the warm reception the audience afforded the short piece, and both are young artists to watch.” 

NEW YORK ARTS

L'Eraclito Amoroso

by Barbara Strozzi

FRISSON COLLECTIVE

Ms. Kakacek's group Frisson is a collective focused on the filmed expression of classical music, capturing the emotional immediacy of the genre by collaborating with artists of all disciplines.

Their latest production, L’Eraclito amoroso, is an exploration of an aria written by Italian singer, poet and composer Barbara Strozzi. The film combines emotive classical singing, artful pole dancing, and inspired harpsichord to reimagine the piece through a new and fascinating lens.

01. "Zeffiretti lusinghieri" from Idomeneo (W.A. Mozart)

02. "Si, mi chiamano Mimi" from La Bohème (Giacomo Puccini)

"God is my Shepherd"

from Formless: The Biblical Songs of Antonin Dvořák

"FORMLESS"

AVAILABLE NOW 

Ms. Kakacek's latest album: Formless: The Biblical Songs of Antonin Dvořák, featuring pianist Ryan Jackson is now available on major streaming platforms!  To listen and purchase the full album, follow the links below.

 

"Behold the Archer's Skill... In the Morning"

from Untethered: The Song Cycles of Valerie Saalbach

"UNTETHERED"

AVAILABLE NOW

Ms. Kakacek's latest album: Untethered, featuring the world premiere recording of the complete song cycles of Valerie Saalbach, is now available on major streaming platforms! To listen and purchase the full album, follow the links below.

 

AUDIO

VEDRAI, CARINO

Don Giovanni  (W.A. Mozart)

ET INCARNATUS EST

Mass in C Minor (W.A. Mozart)

 

GALLERY

PRESS & PRODUCTION

Press photos by Fay Fox. Production photos from Don Giovanni, L'Euridice, Flash Operas, La Bohème, Carmen, and more.

 

PRESS

Photography by Fay Fox.

PRODUCTION

Production photos from L'Euridice, Don Giovanni, Flash Operas, and debuts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

ELYSE ANNE KAKACEK

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