Taylor Pardell is a classically trained soprano and cross-over artist based out of New York City, who has a passion for musical theatre, opera, and jazz.
Taylor is grateful to have her voice and performance videos being used as part of the Pre-Show Entertainment for Metallica: WorldWired Tour.
Taylor is a recent graduate of Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program, where she performed the role of Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, La Fée in Cendrillion (Viardot) and Barbarina (Susanna u/s) in Le Nozze di Figaro as part of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival. Most recently, Taylor was part of the ensemble in the new musical reading of Michael Strogoff: Courier of the Tsar, directed by Bob (Robert) Cuccioli at the York Theatre in New York City.
Equally at home on the concert stage, Taylor has been a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra (Bard on the Beach: Operas & Arias), Opera Kelowna, and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, . Her concert repertoire includes Cunegonde (Candide), Frasquita (Carmen) and Musetta (La Bohème), Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. Recent operatic roles include Gilda (Rigoletto), Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), and the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen/Příhody Lišky Bystroušky in the Czech Republic.
Ms. Pardell has received a M.Mus in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia, a B.Mus in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto, a Dip.Mus Voice Performance from the Victoria Conservatory of Music and an ARCT Certificate in Voice Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Taylor is proud to have been a Semi-Finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition, Winner of the American Protégé Competition, a Finalist at the National Music Festival of Canada and a Canadian representative at the Hans Gabor International Belvedere Singing Competition. Recently, Taylor placed Second in the Voices of Brooklyn Competition.
Taylor is a cantor at St. Augustine’s Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She is also a national anthem singer, most notably for the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox.