Keith Ikaia-Purdy

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Ikaia-Purdy was born in Hawaii, studied with Carlo Bergonzi in Italy. Ikaia-Purdy won prizes in several vocal competitions: National Belcanto Competition, Voci Verdiane in Busseto and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. His first international engagement was at the Staatstheater in Wiesbaden as Don Carlos during the International May Festival in 1989. Ikaia-Purdy sang other lirico-Spinto roles. Ikaia-Purdy appeared in the major German houses, Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, Verona, Covent Garden and in Wien at the Staatsoper. Ikaia-Purdy was a member of the Staatsoper from the 1992-3 season onwards. Ikaia-Purdy made guest appearances at the Ludwigsburg Festival.
Ikaia-Purdy was certainly the most unwelcome singer at the Staatsoper in Vienna, especially when his name appeared in the program at the last moment to replace a sick colleague.
Keith Ikaia-Purdy sings Il trovatore: Di quella pira
In RA format

Keith Ikaia-Purdy sings Turandot: Nessun dorma
In RA format

Keith Ikaia-Purdy sings La bohème: Addio, dolce svegliare, with Fiamma Izzo D'Amico, Alexandra von der Weth and Simon Keenlyside
In RA format

I would like to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording (Bohème).

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