Los Angeles native Adrienne Pardee, whose nimble soprano has been praised for its “urbane charm” (The New York Times) as well as its “lovely tone [and] impressive control” (ChamberMusicToday), is passionate about art song, chamber works, new music, and operatic repertoire. Adrienne has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center, Boston-based new music ensemble the Callithumpian Consort, New York City’s Washington Square Ensemble, Los Angeles’ chamber music ensemble the Salastina Society, the Chelsea Music Festival, Jersey City’s Con Vivo Performance Series, and the Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York City, among others. She has also recently joined Shuffle Concert, a New York City-based, modern day chamber music ensemble that delivers unexpected, inspiring and energetic performances drawn from a menu of over 30 works in 15 different musical styles. Recent notable appearances include an appearance as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Susan Graham in excepts from Glück's Ipégenie en Tauride, a recital tour with select musicians from the Chelsea Music Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, performing in the New York Philharmonic’s production of Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc, starring Marion Cotillard, and appearing on Live from Lincoln Center as part of a celebration of Danny Elfman's music from the films of Tim Burton. Future engagements include an upcoming tour of the West Coast as the soprano soloist with Shuffle Concert.
A great lover of art song, Adrienne has been privileged to study and perform this repertoire at music festivals such as Tanglewood, Songfest, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Crane School of Music’s Fall Island Institute, where she was one of six singers personally selected by mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe to receive full fellowships for a week of intensive one-on-one training and performances. She has worked with leading interpreters in the field, including Dawn Upshaw, Stephanie Blythe, Pierre Vallet, Graham Johnson, Alan Smith, and Lucy Shelton, among others.
Adrienne holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music and both a Bachelor of Music in Voice and a Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Literature from Northwestern University in Evanston, iL.