Soprano Kemper Florin cultivates a wide-ranging career as a performer and producer of musical theatre, opera, concert and stage work. As a vocalist, Kemper’s solo engagements include appearances at the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia) and at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall (New York). She was a featured soloist with Philadelphia’s Vox Ama Deus, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra. Kemper is a frequent guest artist with Cincinnati’s innovative chamber ensemble, concert:nova, and also sings with the renowned Cincinnati-based Vocal Arts Ensemble, under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson. In addition to her concert work, Ms. Florin has appeared extensively in leading roles in musical theatre and operetta. Favorite roles include Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Lucky in Jekyll & Hyde, Marian Paroo in The Music Man and the Lady of the Lake in Spamalot.
Ms. Florin holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003) and Eastman School of Music (2005). She has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the New York Oratorio Society and the Liederkranz Foundation of New York. Passionate about connecting communities through the arts, Kemper is the Director of Education and Engagement at Cincinnati Opera.