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Barbara Kilduff

Metropolitan Opera singer, Barbara Kilduff has enjoyed a long career as an internationally renowned coloratura soprano. She began her career by winning the Metropolitan Opera competition in New York, following that up quickly by winning the prestigious Munich competition and the Moscow Tchaikovski competition. Those competitions became the springboard for her international career during which she performed major roles in many of the world’s great opera houses in Europe, the United States and South America. She has performed under the batons of numerous famous conductors, James Levine, Leonard Slatkin, Pierre Boulez, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Charles Dutoit and many more. She has a number of recordings to her credit. While continuing to perform mainly in the United States, she has been a voice teacher on the music faculty Phillips Academy, for over ten years and has also been a visiting faculty member at Boston University’s School for the Arts and the New England Conservatory of Music. As a recitalist she has appeared in artistes’ series across the United States and conducted master classes in many colleges and universities. She currently resides in Andover Massachusetts with her husband and two children. A more detailed resume and bibliography may be found at her website barbarakilduff.com.