The American soprano, Lynda Kemeny, has been enjoying a vast international career in Europe since 1987. After completing her Bachelors of Music Degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and Master’s Degree at Northwestern University in Chicago, with concentrations in vocal performance, piano and dance, she studied voice in Chicago and New York. She belonged to a professional pantomime troupe for two years and made numerous solo appearances with regional opera companies in the US including Chicago Opera Theater, Light Opera Works of Chicago, Whitewater Opera Company, Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, Chamber Opera of Chicago, Madison Civic Opera, Houghton Opera Company, etc.
Upon winning 1st prize in the International Bel Canto Vocal Competition in Chicago, she studied voice in Italy with Opera Diva Renata Tebaldi and world-renowned tenor Carlo Bergonzi. In 1986 she participated as a soloist in the annual Metropolitan Opera Gala Ball and was asked to sing the national anthem at several major events at Madison Square Garden in New York. From 1987-1992 she was a soloist at the State Theater of Bielefeld, Germany, where in her first season, she was awarded the cherished „Operntaler Award“ for outstanding performance. She has made numerous solo appearances on the major German television channels, including the „Sunday concert“ on ZDF as well as the musical concert „West End Hits“ sung live with the West German Radio Choir and Orchestra. Since 1992 she has sung leading roles in European theaters and concert halls such as Leipzig Opera, Innsbruck Theater, St. Gallen in der Schweiz, L’Opera de Wallonie in Liege, Belgium, Breslau, Poland, etc. From 2005-2013 Ms. Kemeny taught voice, English diction for singers and led ensemble projects at the Bavarian Theater Academy August Everding at the University of Music and Theater in Munich, Germany.
She currently teaches voice, the history of Musical Theater and Song Interpretation in the Musical Department at the two-year college for music in Sulzbach, Germany near Nürnberg and is head of the vocal and musical theater departments at the regionally acclaimed music school in Rosenheim. She is often invited to give master classes and teach voice, stage artistry and interpretation at summer festivals and workshops and also sits on juries for national and international voice competitions in the areas of both classical and musical theater repertoire. After over 40 successful years as a soloist, Ms. Kemeny bade farewell to the stage and now dedicates her knowledge to the teaching profession. Her teaching philosophy includes an all-round understanding of the artist as a spiritual being and she takes her inspirations from the beautiful mountains of southern Bavaria where she currently lives.