Coloratura soprano Barbara Kilduff began her career as a National winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council auditions, going from there to win first prize in the famed Munich International Competition and the silver medal in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Ms. Kilduff has sung in Munich, Vienna and Hamburg State Operas, Basel, the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Vancouver, Athens, San Diego and Cologne, Washington Opera, Zurich, Geneva, Bonn, Graz, Madrid, Mannheim.
Opera performances in the New England area include Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Granite State Opera under Philip Lauriat, Norina (Don Pasquale) with the Newton Symphony Orchestra under Geoffrey Rink, Morgana (Alcina) and Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) with Emmanuel Music under Craig Smith, and Konstanza (Abduction from the Seraglio) with Emmanuel Music under conductor Ryan Turner.
In concert Ms Kilduff has appeared with Steven Karidoyanes and Masterworks Chorale, David Hodgkins and New England Classical Singers, with Dedham Choral Society under Jonathan Barnhart, Cambridge Community Chorus under William Thomas, the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum under the baton of Jameson Marvin, New Bedford Symphony with David MacKenzie. She also sang the role of Isabella Stewart Gardner in the premiere performance of A Place of Beauty, an exciting new opera by Robert Edward Smith under the baton of David Feltner and the Chamber Orchestra of Boston and Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night as part of The Diva Monologues with John Whittlesey’s Intermezzo.
She has been a visiting faculty member at Boston University's School for the Arts and the New England Conservatory of Music, and is currently a faculty member at Phillips Academy in Andover.
Upcoming concerts include a number of Mostly Mozart recitals in the Andover area with pianist Brian Moll; opera aria concerts with Boston and Nashua Chamber Orchestras under David Feltner and a concert of opera duets with mezzo-soprano Krista River, again with pianist Brian Moll at the upcoming Nahant Music Festival.