Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano

Versatile mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer’s recent performance in the multi-media opera premiere at The Kitchen in Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar, composed for her and the NOW Ensemble, prompted reviewers to hail her as “riveting” (New York Times), and to remark upon her “throbbing low register and open-hearted performing style” (Wall Street Journal). A later performance of segments of this work presented by Gotham Chamber Opera noted the “serenely captivating mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, who invested everything she sang with rapt concentration and velvety, even tone. And disarming intimacy, too.”(New York Times) For her portrayal of Cherubino in the American premiere of Mercadante’s I due Figaro with Amore Opera, critics described her as “delicious” (Opera News) and “nothing short of stunning” (Stage Magazine). She can be heard as Franny in Kamran Ince’s Judgment of Midas on Albany Records, and in Nico Muhly’s Mothertongue.


Posted: Sep-21-2015
Latest Acclaim

“Mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, who created the role, sang Eberhardt with confidence and poise and liquid phrases.”

— Orange County Register
Posted: Oct-9-2015
Latest Recording

Judgment of Midas was commissioned by Crawford Greenewalt, Jr. to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sardis excavations in Turkey. Composer Kamran Ince took two stories, inspired by a tale from Ovid's Metamorphoses, as the basis for the opera. The stories interweave around the ancient city of Sardis and a mythic music contest said to have happened there. Turkish/American composer Kamran Ince's music bridges Anatolia and the Balkans to the West. The energy and rawness of Turkish and Balkan folk music, the spirituality of Byzantium and Ottoman court music, the tradition of European art music and the extrovert and popular qualities in the American psyche are the base of his sound world. Acknowledged as one of America's best composers, Ince is Professor of Composition at the University of Memphis and at MIAM Center for Advanced Research in Music in Istanbul.

Posted: May-1-2015