Coloratura soprano Kimberly Stanford completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at Yale University, studying under Judith Coen in New York City. At Yale she was coached by Richard Lalli, Katherine Chu, and David Connell. She also had the opportunity to study both voice and Italian language at the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium with Judith Coen, and coaches David Triestram and Pamela Gillmore.
To name a few of her more memorable appearances while at Yale, Kimberly performed the title role in the Gilbert and Sullivan musical “Patience” and appeared as the soprano soloist with the Yale Glee Club, as well as presenting two solo vocal recitals.
Kimberly appeared numerous times on the New York stage, including in such roles as Zerbinetta in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, the title characters in Donizetti's Anna Bolena and Lucia di Lammermoor, the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Madame Herz in Mozart's The Impresario, the Sandman/Dew Fairy in Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel, and Barbarina in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, before moving to Europe to pursue opportunities in Germany and Italy.
Kimberly was born in San Diego, California. At Yale she also received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and was president of the undergraduate tap dance performing group, TAPS, in addition to performing in musicals and with the Yale Glee Club. Kimberly has traveled extensively throughout the world, both professionally and accompanied by her backpack in pursuit of cultural exchange. She is currently on hiatus from the professional stage in order to pursue training as a physician. You can contact her at kimstanford (at) gmail.