Kirsten Sollek has been hailed as “ …an appealingly rich alto…” and “…a true contralto…” by The New York Times, and a singer with “elemental tone quality” by The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has been featured with Boston Baroque, Bach Collegium Japan, Tafelmusik, Seattle Baroque, Minnesota Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony and San Antonio Symphony. Opera roles include: Rosmira in Handel’s Partenope (Boston Baroque); Rinaldo in Handel’s Rinaldo (Glyndebourne); Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina (Teatro Municipal de Santiago) and Lucretia in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia (Eastman Opera Theatre). Active in new music, Ms. Sollek appears regularly with new music groups Ensemble Signal and Alarm Will Sound. She has worked extensively with composer John Zorn, premiering his music in the US, Europe, Australia, and Israel.