Soprano Deborah Selig performs repertoire spanning music from the baroque to contemporary in opera, oratorio and art song across the United States. Ms. Selig is also passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of singers, currently serving on the voice faculties of Wellesley College, Brown University, and the summer Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Ms. Selig’s concert performances have included Brahms’ Requiem with Dayton Philharmonic, Bach Cantatas 37, 92 and 97 with Handel and Haydn Society, Orff’s Carmina Burana with Fairbanks Symphony (AK), Haydn’s Creation with Harvard University Choirs, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Masterworks Chorale, and Handel’s Messiah with Rhode Island Philharmonic. This season includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Buffalo Philharmonic; a song recital entitled Angel Spirits: Music of World War One with baritone David McFerrin and pianist Jerry Noble for both Jamestown Concert Association (NY) and Harvard University; Brahms’ Requiem with the Handel Society of Dartmouth College; Carson Cooman’s Revelations of Divine Love with Nashoba Valley Chorale and Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 with Concord Chorus.
Recent operatic highlights include Micaela in Carmen with Dayton Opera, Sybil Vane in Liebermann’s The Picture of Dorian Gray with Odyssey Opera, Pamina in The Magic Flute with Boston Lyric Opera, Musetta in La Boheme with Central City Opera, Rose in Street Scene with Chautauqua Opera, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Kentucky Opera. This season includes Amphytrite in The Tempest with The Henry Purcell Society of Boston.
Ms. Selig earned an Artist Diploma and MM degrees from Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music and a summa cum laude BM/BA in Voice and English from the University of Michigan. Apprenticeships included Chautauqua Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Ravinia Festival Steans Insitute and Tanglewood Music Center.