Photograph by Dean Farwood
American Bach Soloists Academy, San Francisco 2014
"Fabulous young soprano," (The Alternative Press) Elise Figa is quickly gaining recognition in the early music and chamber music fields as her flexible vocal abilities allow her to perform a wide variety of styles. Praised as being "the most direct and intimate in her interpretations" (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Elise has performed throughout the United States with the Magnificat Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco, ¡Sacabuche! Ensemble, The Choir of St. Ignatious Loyola, Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus and The Thirteen Chamber Choir.
Elise has performed in fringe and main-stage concerts and operas at the at the Bloomington, Boston and Indianapolis Early Music Festivals. In 2009, she made her European debut in Germany at the Festival Europäische Kirchenmusik singing music of the Medieval time period. Ms. Figa performed in the first ever Baroque Masterclass at Carnegie Hall, at the Amherst Early Music Festival Workshop, Vancouver Early Music Baroque Programme, the Lute Society of America, and with Stephen Stubbs in Accademia d'amore in Seattle.
Elise has been directed and coached by Dr. Julianne Baird, Dame Emma Kirkby, Stephen Stubbs, and Paul O'Dette. She recorded a commissioned contemporary duet for two sopranos and organ in Sweden in August 2013, and in July 2014, Elise performed with the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco.