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Alyssa Toepfer has been praised as a soprano with "unbridled dexterity" (Kansas City Star) and a "marvelous, soaring tone" (KC Metropolis).

Recent engagements include Tink Enraught (The Last American Hammer) with Opera Grand Rapids, the soprano soloist in Benjamin Boyle’s Cantata No. 1 with the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, and Mariane (Tartuffe) with Landlocked Opera. Upcoming performances include John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man with the Salt Creek Song Festival, Inez in Il trovatore, and Pierrot Lunaire with at the Cottonwood Chamber Festival. She will also join the roster of the Grammy award-winning choral ensemble The Crossing for their August performance of John Luther Adams’ Vespers of the Blessed Earth.

Additional roles include Gretel (Hӓnsel und Gretel) with Opera Omaha, Littler Daughter (Proving Up) with the Ad Astra Music Festival, Jean Binnicker (Stinney: An American Execution) with Opera Grand Rapids, Jemmy (Guillaume Tell) with Wichita Grand Opera, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) with The South Dakota Symphony, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Lawrence Opera Theatre, Musetta (La bohème) with Opera180, Adele (Die Fledermaus) with Opera South Dakota, Wanda (The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein) with Wichita Grand Opera, Princess/#1 in Conrad Susa’s Transformations with Kansas City Civic Opera, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with Opera South Dakota, Adina (l’Elisir d’amore) and Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), both with UMKC Opera.

Her concert soloist engagements include Mozart’s Requiem, Poulenc’s Gloria, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. As a choral musician, she sings with Spire Chamber Ensemble, The Missouri Choral Artists, Prometheus, and the Grammy award-winning Kansas City Chorale. 
Alyssa was a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Augustana University and a Master of Music in Voice at The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.

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