Soprano Kisma Jordan, a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate studying with Stanley Cornett, was the winner of Peabody’s Sylvia Green Vocal Competition on Apr. 2, singing Richard Strauss’ Vier letzte Gesänge (Four Last Songs) which she will sing with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra next concert season.
On Apr. 12, Jordan sang for The Metropolitan Opera Auditions’ National Winners’ Education Fund at Liszt Hall at Lincoln Center and was awarded $3,000, as well as free coachings with several Metropolitan Opera coaches as part of the prize for continued study. In February, Jordan won first place in the Baltimore Music Club Competition-Professional Division. Jordan won third prize in The Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation’s competition in Rhode Island in December.
She sang the lead soprano role of Nedda in I Pagliacci with Repertory Opera Theater of Washington in March. In April, she was soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “The Resurrection Symphony” at Severance Hall in Cleveland, with the Cleveland Institute of Music orchestra and chorus.