Recently described by Opera News as "poetically compelling," "delectably stylish" and "technically refined," soprano Talya Lieberman is equally at home with operatic, art song, and musical theater repertoire. Starting in September 2016 she will be seen frequently on stage at Komische Oper Berlin, where she will be assuming the soprano position in the Opernstudio. Her upcoming events include debuts with Cincinnati Operaand Opera Columbus, as well as the title role in Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma. She returned to Cincinnati this fall after completing a summer as a Filene Young Artist with Wolf Trap Opera, where her ability to “make a point with the merest flick of a finger” (Washington Post) shined in a highly lauded run as Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. She also appeared in concert with Steven Blier at Wolf Trap in a program celebrating the Broadway legacy of the Rodgers family (The Rodgers Family - A Century of Musicals).
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 under the tutelage of Judith Saxton. She completed her B.A. at Duke University with highest distinction in linguistics (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude). She is a two-time winner of full tuition and stipend—winning the Russell-Seybold and Italo Tajo Awards, respectively—at the Opera Scholarship Competition of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studies with Bill McGraw.
Talya has won the Italo Tajo Memorial Award for full tuition and $15,000 stipend in the Opera Scholarship Competition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she is currently pursuing an artist diploma. She will be participating in San Francisco Opera's affiliate Merola Opera Program this summer, covering Stella in Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire and featured as Semele (Handel) in the Schwabacher Concert Series.