Performance Highlights and Reviews
Opera and Oratorio:
The role of Fricka, as well as the cover for
Eva Marton's Brünnhilde, in scenes from Wagner's
with the Opera Orchestra of New York at
The role of Judith, singing opposite
Dean Peterson of
Metropolitan Opera renown, in Bartok’s
Duke Bluebeard’s Castle.
Sung in the original Hungarian in a gala full production
at Florida Atlantic University. Lawrence Budmen of the
South Florida Classical Review
wrote, "Soprano Birgit Djupedal Fioravante was a glamorous but fiercely
determined Judith... She is a true theatrical animal who commands
the stage. Her large voice and sweeping sense of line were most
impressive... and a worthy match for Bluebeard."
Soprano soloist in Verdi's Requiem
Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, recorded
and broadcast on NPR.
Lady Macbeth in Verdi's Macbeth, as
well as the title role from Strauss' Ariadne
auf Naxos, as Deborah Voigt's cover for the Florida
Mezzo soloist in Mahler's Resurrection
Symphony with famed Mahler scholar
Gilbert Kaplan conducting at the
University of Miami.
Rezia in a New York production of Webers'
Oberon, about which Jack Heimenz of
Musical America wrote, "[Birgit Djupedal Fioravante] applied her
magnificent plummy soprano to the opera's best known number ['Ozean
du Ungeheuer'] and brought down the house."
La suora zelatrice in the FGO
production of Puccini's
Suor Angelica with
Diana Soviero in the title role.
The Miami Herald
said, "the singing is radiant... Birgit Djupedal Fioravante is the severe
monitoring sister to the bone, chastising her charges with
Soloist in concert of Bach cantatas at
Festival Miami. Tim Smith of the
Sun Sentinel wrote, "and when [Julianne]
Baird and Birgit Djupedal Fioravante melded voices for the duet 'Wir
eilen mit schwachen...' this was pure musical magic."
Arminda in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera
at New York's
said that Birgit's "full ravishing soprano made her performance as
the proud-spirited Arminda spellbinding" and
Opera Digest declared that she "handles her big lyric voice
with impressive confidence."
Soprano soloist in Les Noces,
Stravinsky's visionary choral work for four pianists, percussion and
soloists with Robert Craft conducting.
Recitals and Chamber Music:
Mezzo soloist in Jacob Druckman's Dark upon
with conductor Arthur Weisberg and the
Miami Brass Quintet, for which she received this review:
"Soprano Birgit Djupedal Fioravante handles these extremely difficult atonal
works with great expertise and flawless intonation."
Sponsored by the New York Wagner Society
for performances of Wesendonk Lieder.
Recipient of the Kirsten Flagstad Memorial
Grant, largely for her interpretations of Edvard Grieg’s
Concert of Mahler songs for Miami's Mainly
Mozart Festival, for which she received this review from
The Sun Sentinel: "...Fioravante sang the seldom-heard Mahler
lieder with profound commitment and grasp of their quicksilver moods
and text... [She] gave each song eloquent breadth and dark tone.
...this exquisite repertoire ...suits her. She effectively conveyed
the strange mix of emotions and imagery that makes the
collection so special."
Kirsten Flagstad Festival in Hamar,
Norway. Of her performances at this annual event,
Stangeavisa declared, "Soprano Birgit Djupedal
Fioravante gave a
brilliant concert for the Kirsten Flagstad Festival," and the
Hamar Arbeideblad wrote, "Saturday's concert opened with four
songs of Edvard Grieg, with Ved Rondane
being the high point. With her rich and expressive instrument,
Fioravante performed this beautiful song with great meaning."
Birgit Djupedal Fioravante née Birgit
Djupedal currently resides in Florida with her family. Note that several of her
performing credits can also be found on the Web under her maiden name, Birgit