Kendra Broom, mezzo-soprano (’18)
Kendra Broom, a mezzo-soprano from Oakland, Calif., graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2018 with a master’s degree in opera. Her recent roles include the title role in David Hertzberg’s The Rose Elf and the Madwoman in Rene Orth’s 10 Days in a Madhouse, both part of Opera Philadelphia’s Double Exposure program. As a soloist, she performed Schoenberg’s complete Pierrot Lunaire with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble and Mozart’s Requiem with the New Jersey Symphony. In the coming season she will sing Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) with the West Edge Opera Company.
Other notable roles include Mélisande (Impressions of Pelléas), the Child (L'enfant et les sortilèges), Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia), and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) for the Curtis Opera Theatre; as well as Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Alcina (Orlando Paladino), Mallika (Lakme), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), and Adelma (Busoni’s Turandot).
Ms. Broom holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, where she was awarded the Ambrose Monell, Birgit Nilsson, and Emily W. Voorhis Scholarships. She was also the recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation in 2015.