Soprano Erika Burkhart has been praised as “simply sublime,” “with a breadth of colors… from bright and mischievous to somber and resonant.” (Arizona Daily Star) She has sung extensively in southern Arizona as a soloist and ensemble artist, and she has been featured in solo and chamber recitals with the St. Andrew’s Bach Society, St. Philip’s Friends of Music, and the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Erika is in her 8th season as a choral artist with True Concord Voices & Orchestra, and sang on that organization’s Grammy-nominated recording, Far in the Heavens. Erika’s recent oratorio credits include Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42, Fauré’s Requiem, and Bach’s Magnificat.
Equally comfortable in formal and less traditional performance settings, Ms. Burkhart delighted younger audiences during her two seasons as a Teaching Artist with Arizona Opera, performing in schools around Arizona. Her more conventional operatic credits include Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Carolina in Il matrimonio segreto, Rose Maurrant in Street Scene, and Despina in Cosi fan tutte, where she “commands attention every time she is on stage.” (Tucson Sentinel) Erika is a former winner of the Arizona Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition, as well as the Amelia Rieman Opera Competition and the Southern Arizona Opera Guild’s “Quest for the Best.” Erika makes her home in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, their dog, and three very sweet cats.