About Dawn Upshaw
Born in 1960, American soprano Dawn Upshaw attended the Manhattan School of Music and was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Development Program. Her mastery of both operatic roles and art songs and ease with everything from Baroque to contemporary music has helped her earn a place among the most revered and accomplished operatic stars of her generation. Among her many prestigious credits are a number of Grammy- and Edison Prize-winning recordings and a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant. She has appeared onstage over 300 times at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and toured extensively with pianist Richard Goode.