Lyric soprano, Kimberli Render, originally from Columbus, Georgia, is excited to join the AMP team! She never dreamed of a career in opera, but has been seen performing throughout the United States and abroad. Her voice has been praised for her effortless and rich tone. In the spring of 2014 she made her American debut as Liu in Opera Fort Collins production of Puccini’s Turandot.
Recent operatic include roles of Hanna Glawari in Colorado State University’s production of The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar, Elisetta in Cimarosa’s Il matrionio segreto, the Governess in Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw, Micaela in Bizet’sCarmen, and Lucinda in Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Concert engagements include an upcoming performance in Mozart’s Requiem. She has also been seen performing Mozart’s Coronation Mass and the soprano soloist for Bach’s Magnificat under the baton of the world-renowned conductor, Helmuth Rilling. Ms. Render was a feature performer on the “Broadway and Beyond” concert with Metropolitan Opera baritone, Stephen West. In the summer 2012, Ms. Render made her international debut singing the role of Donna Anna in Opera Orvieto’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Ms. Render’s hard work has earned her continued success as a vocal artist. In the spring of 2012, she was honored with the 1st Place award in the prestigious Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition, as well as a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions.
In 2011 Ms. Render completed two Bachelors of Music degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music. Ms. Render went on to complete a masters degree in Vocal Performance at Colorado State University in 2013. As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, she had the invaluable experience of teaching voice classes and private voice lessons. Currently, Ms. Render has a private voice studio and is teaching Music Appreciation at Georgia Perimeter College. She is a Georgia certified music educator, who enjoys sharing her passion for music and life both in the classroom and on stage.