Soprano Kimberly Moller is rapidly gaining recognition in the Boston music scene, both on the opera stage and in the concert hall. Praised for her “bright, focused voice” and “passionately sculpted line endings,” Kimberly earned her M.M. in Vocal Performance and Graduate Performance Diploma in Voice from Boston University in 2013. Recently, Kimberly toured with The Boston Pops under the direction of Keith Lockhart as a soloist and became the Soprano Artist in Residence of Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline. This year, she sang the role of Mabel in the steampunk world of Pirates of Penzance with Sudbury Savoyards and returned to Pilgrim Festrival Chorus and Orchestra as a soloist for Mendelssohn’s “Hymn of Praise.” In 2013, Kimberly’s concert season included the soprano solo in Masterworks Chorale’s Brahms Requiem Summer Sing as well as Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with Plymouth’s Pilgrim Festival Chorus and also with Metropolitan Chorale. An active recitalist, she was featured on a sold-out salon concert entitled Love is in the Aire for Cambridge Symphony Players. In December 2012, Kimberly appeared with Brockton Symphony Orchestra and Cambridge Symphony Orchestra as the featured soloist for their annual Christmas Pops Concerts. In June 2012, she sang with composer and pianist Dan Shore on The Weekly Musician singing “Constancy”, a setting of a Mary Baker Eddy poem composed for their recital at the Mary Baker Eddy Library with Julia Carey, pianist. Kimberly enjoyed a “pants-role” as Fratello in reputable early music group La Donna Musicale’s premiere of Christina Rossi’s Il Figliuol Prodigo in Emmanuel Episcopal Church and also performed the soprano solos in Handel’s Messiah with All Saint’s Parish (Brookline, MA) under the direction of Steven Karidoyanes; she appeared in The MetroWest Opera production of Cendrillon as La Fee, and in Concord Orchestra’s Opera and Broadway Showstoppers concert, performing selections from The Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, and The Mikado.
While at Boston University, Kimberly was soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Nulla in mundo pax sincera with Boston University Baroque Orchestra under conductor Martin Pearlman in the fall of 2010. She was a featured soloist in Haydn’s Mass in Time of War and Schumann’s Requiem fur Mignon with Boston University Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Ann Howard Jones. She has appeared in Boston University opera scenes as Sister Constance (Dialogues of the Carmelites) and Ilia (Idomeneo).
Kimberly obtained her Bachelor of Music from Webster University, where she took first place in the Webster University Aria Competition and appeared with The Webster Symphony Orchestra. She also won the top prize in the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Competition. She was featured in Webster University Opera Studio scenes as Eurydice (Orphee aux Enfers), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), The Fairy (Cendrillon), Konstanza (Die Entfurung aus dem Serail), Cathy (Wuthering Heights), the Governess (The Turn of the Screw), and Despina (Cosi fan tutte). Kimberly also performed as the soprano soloist at the premiere of composer Lou Goldford’s new work “Of petals, ripe-blown and silkily smooth.” In addition, She won third place in the National Society of Arts and Letters district competition. Kimberly was part of the octet for the premiere recording of jazz composer Kim Portnoy’s award-winning composition, “most this amazing day”, ten songs on texts by e.e. cummings.
During her time in St. Louis, Kimberly won first place in the Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition in 2009. She also sang the role of Philia in Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Meramec Theater. In addition, Kimberly was part of the ensemble of the 2008 Opera Theater of St. Louis production of The Tales of Hoffman under the baton of Maestro Stephen Lord. In 2007, she returned to Union Avenue Opera Theater after singing in the chorus for Norma and as La Cercatricia (Suor Angelica).