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Grace Kahl

New York City native soprano Grace Kahl is an artist quickly emerging on the opera and concert stages throughout the United States. Kahl recently finished her tenure as Resident Artist at Utah Opera from 2018-2020, where notable performances included The Rose (The Little Prince), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), and Annina (La Traviata). Kahl was a member of the prestigious Apprentice Artist program at Santa Fe Opera for their 2019 season, where she covered the role of Lyra and was featured in the world premiere of Poul Ruder’s The Thirteenth Child. After the COVID-19 pandemic put live performances on pause, Kahl made a triumphant return to the stage at Des Moines Metro Opera where she sang the roles of Johanna (Sweeney Todd) and Mary Johnson (Fellow Travelers) in their 49th season. Most recently she premiered the role of Isabel Cummings Haskell in Dayton Opera’s World Premiere of Finding Wright by Laura Kaminsky. Kahl was the first prize winner of the 2017 American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition, with a distinction for best interpretation of a French work. Kahl has also been awarded prizes in the Palm Springs Opera Competition, Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. This the summer of 2022, Kahl will return to Des Moines Metro Opera to sing the role of Caroline in their World Premiere of an adaptation of the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, A Thousand Acres. Kahl holds a Bachelor’s of Music from CUNY Queens College and a Masters of Music/Artist Diploma from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and her dog. You can find out more information about Grace Kahl on her website: or follow her on Instagram @gracekahlsoprano.