Upcoming projects: February 2009 – Garden of Love-A serenade of song and sonnet. April 2009 -- Upon A Time-A Musical Fairy Tale. Summer 2009 -- guest appearance with the Ariana String Quartet, duet recital with Mezzo Peggie Schwarz, solo recital at Eden Vale Winery.
In 2008, Ms. Abel-Kerns performed as a guest artist with the Ariana String Quartet, and as Helmwige (Die Walküre) with the Wagner Festival Orchestra, Soprano Soloist (cover) for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall, and Puccini heroines with Opera Per Tutti of Cleveland to wonderful reviews: “…a richly voiced Abel-Kerns…gloried in some of the most melodic and touching works found in opera” Laura Kennelly-Music & Vision; “…soprano Abel-Kerns enlivened Musetta, Tosca and a superb Madama Butterfly…contributed a warm and expansive voice…singing a wide range with ease.” Linda Eisenstein-Cool Cleveland.
In 2007, Ms Abel-Kerns performed in San Francisco featuring scenes from Imajica (Brian Kern’s opera based on the Clive Barker novel), recreating the roles of Judith and Celestine originally performed with Cantiamo Opera Theatre’s New York New Works Festival. In January 2006, she produced and performed in Imajica’s original cast recording.
Leading roles: Tosca-Cantiamo Opera Theatre, West Bay Opera; Madame Butterfly-San Francisco Opera (school tour); Die Walküre-Wagner Festival Orchestra, Golden Gate Opera; Albert Herring-New Jersey Opera Theatre; Der Rosenkavalier-Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre. Concert repertoire: Un Ballo in Maschera, Otello, Cavalleria Rusticana, La Forza del Destino, Siegfried, Ariadne auf Naxos, Fidelio. Oratorio: Verdi, Rutter, and Mozart Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Handel’s Messiah with Bahamas Music Society, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Heidelberg Opera, Hessische-Rundfunk Orchestra, New York and San Francisco Choral Societies, Rogue Valley Community Orchestra, and Deutsche-Amerikanische Chor.