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Korliss Uecker

“Korliss Uecker, a bright and pretty American soprano, was charming, crystalline of voice and sparkling as an actress,” noted a review in The Financial Times of  London. Uecker has sung over 150 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, including Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro (international broadcast), Marzelline in Fidelio, Oscar in A Masked Ball, and Valencienne in The Merry Widow. She appeared in the The Elixir of Love with Lucianno Pavarotti and in Carmen with Placido Domingo. Other credits include Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire in Strasbourg, France; Sybil in the Picture of Dorian Gray with Opera de Monte Carlo; the Wexford Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Opera Caracas, Glimmerglass Opera, Washington National Opera Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh Opera, the Spoleto Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, the United States Naval Academy and the Library of Congress.

Korliss has appeared as a soloist with many symphony orchestras including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and the American Symphony Orchestra, including conductors James Levine, Donald Runnicles, Sir Andrew Davis, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Vladimir Jurowski , Edo de Waart , Julius Rudel and Gerard Schwarz. Ms Uecker has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, London Decca, Arabesque Records, and recorded Victor Herbert’s Babes in Toyland at Abbey Road Studios in London. Her most recent recording with New World Records features the songs of Victor Herbert. She recorded unpublished songs of Clara Schumann to much acclaim on Arabesque Records and has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and Live from Lincoln Center with Thomas Hampson.

Korliss earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School. She also studied at the Steans Institute and apprenticed at the Santa Fe Opera and Tanglewood Festival. She received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Dakota and was a registered nurse before she began her singing career. Her husband Jerry Grossman is principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

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