Ariadne Lih, soprano
Canadian soprano Ariadne Lih has pursued her interest in early music since she began studying voice. Born and raised in Montreal, she sang in the women’s chamber ensemble Concerto Della Donna conducted by Iwan Edwards while studying voice with Tracy Smith Bessette. Currently a sophomore at Yale, she is a member of the Yale Schola Cantorum, under the baton of David Hill and principal guest conductor Maasaki Suzuki. Last season included J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Alice Tully Hall under Maestro Suzuki, and a tour of Italy with Simon Carrington. As a soloist, she has performed with the Yale Collegium Musicum with Grant Herreid and as soprano section leader at St Thomas’ Episcopal Church. She has played the role of Damigella in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Suzie Leblanc at Orford Arts Festival, Phani in Rameau’s Les Indes galantes under Kevin Mallon at Amherst Early Music, and has worked with Ellen Hargis at the Vancouver Early Music Festival. She currently studies voice at Yale with former UT Early Music Ensemble singer, Dann Coakwell.