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Elaine Lachica (Soprano)

Born: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The American soprano (and mezzo-soprano), Elaine Lachica, graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Royal College of Music of London. She has received several awards including the Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship.

Elaine Lachica enjoys a growing career as a performer of early music to the present. She has performed as a soprano soloist with the New York Collegium under Andrew Parrott for the programs George Frideric Handel in Rome, J.S. Bach’s St. John’s Passion (BWV 245) and St. Matthew’s Passion (BWV 244), Antonio Vivaldi at the Pieta, A Portrait of Rameau, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 and Rubens in Italy: Devotional Music at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has also worked with conductors Gustav Leonhardt, Christophe Rousset and Jos van Veldhoven. She performed Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria as Amore, Juno and Ericlea at the Montreal Baroque Festival with Eric J. Milnes conducting. She has also appeared as a soprano soloist with the Rebel Baroque Orchestra and Trinity Choir singing Baroque music of Latin-America. She has toured as a soloist with the Waverly Consort for the programs The Christmas Story, Music for the Millenium, Welcome Sweet Pleasure: Elizabethan Restoration Music and 1492: Spanish Music in the Age of Exploration. She has collaborated with Montreal's Les Voix Humaines singing G.F. Handel, Georg Philipp Telemann and Purcell, Quebec's L'Harmonie des Saisons singing Charpentier, Lully, Blow, Purcell, Heinrich Schütz, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Rosenmüller and has toured Bolivia with a program of Latin American Baroque Repertoire. She has performed as a soloist with Early Music New York, Montreal's Ensemble Caprice and the Rose Ensemble with the Minnesota Orchestra. She has also performed the role of Love in Opera Omnia's Production of Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses and with the Mark Morris Dance Company singing music of Monteverdi at Lincoln Center for the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Elaine Lachica is a 2014 winner of the first Bruce Haynes International Competition for the rhetorical singing of the music of J.S. Bach. She was featured in a program of sacred cantatas by J.S. Bach at the Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Germany and at the Montreal Baroque Festival. Concert was broadcast throughout Europe via the European Broadcasting Union and in Canada on CBC Radio 2. In addition, a studio recording will be produced for release as part of Montréal Baroque's J.S. Bach Cantata series on ATMA Classique. She has been featured on L'Harmonie des Saisons CD 'Las Ciudades de Oro released on ATMA Classique which is nominated for a 2016 JUNO Classical Album of the Year award.

Elaine Lachica teaches singing at Fordham University and is also a critically acclaimed songwriter. She currently lives in New York City.

Source: Elaine Lachica Website
Contributed by Aryeh Oron (February 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Eric J. Milnes


Cantatas Vol. 7 (2014): BWV 4, BWV 106, BWV 9, BWV 181
CV-1 (2014, Video):
BWV 4, BWV 9, BWV 18, BWV 106, BWV 181

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Elaine Lachiha - Soprano (Official Website)

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