Keri Alkema

— Soprano

“By now, over the course of a day, Tosca has been through the emotional wringer — and so have we, thanks to Keri Alkema’s compelling debut in this role on the English National Opera stage. Passionate, teasing, vulnerable, full of love, stirred to vengeful rage and desperate measures, Alkema gets to the heart of Tosca, giving us a poised ‘Vissi d’arte’ on the way.”
Rebecca Franks, The Times - Title role in 'Tosca' at the English National Opera

“Keri Alkema, in an SFO debut, sings the unhappy Donna Elvira—by turns furious and forlorn, mocked and abandoned—with a fresh vitality we encounter only rarely. Her passionate accompanied recitative (Mozart’s greatest), “In quali eccissi, o Numi,” and aria, “Mi tradi,” are in themselves worth a visit to the Crosby Theatre.”
John Stege, Santa Fe Reporter - Donna Elvira in 'Don Giovanni' at Santa Fe Opera

“American soprano Keri Alkema was a flawless interpreter of Princess Eboli.”
José M. Irurzun, Seen and Heard International - 'Don Carlo' at Opéra National de Bordeaux

“In the Monday premiere, she [Alkema] once again displayed a voice filled with beautiful color and a even timbre, as well as good high notes and projected strength when necessary. She was particularly moving in her heart-rending delivery of “Che tua madre dovrà prenderti in braccio”, and as whole considering it was her role debut, she was a good Butterfly with an undeniable potential...”
Joel Poblete, Biblio Chile - 'Madama Butterfly' at Teatro Municipal de Santiago

“And in the great diva role of the piece, Vitellia, Keri Alkema has a rich, full vocal presence that caresses the score to perfection…”
Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star - Vitellia in 'La clemenza di Tito' at Canadian Opera Company


A voice with an “appealing brew of dark and creamy colors” (New York Times), lirico-spinto soprano Keri Alkema has been praised for her “tonal opulence” (Washington Post) and “incisive musicality”. (New York Times)

Keri Alkema returns to the Washington National Opera to sing the title role of Tosca in the 2018-2019 season. Ms. Alkema also returns to her hometown for her first performances of Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus at Palm Beach Opera. She made her debut at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona singing Amelia in Un ballo in maschera in . . .

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