Soprano Aliyah Richling has performed nationally as a soloist and chorister. Recent performances include Serafina in Wichita State University’s spring production of Il campanello di notte. Other operatic roles include Madame Cortese in Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims, Poppea in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Rose in Street Scene, Bastienne in Bastien und Bastienne, and Susanna in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. In 2012, Ms. Richling made her debut with Lyric Opera of Wichita as a soprano soloist in Al Carmine’s Christmas Rappings. She was the soprano soloist in Wichita Chamber Chorale’s performance of Al Fedak’s Requiem: Us for the Living. Ms. Richling has also been a frequent soloist with the Wichita State Concert Choir, and the Luther College Nordic Choir. Recordings are included on We Sing with Joy and A New Hosanna, by the Luther College Nordic Choir.
In 2010, Ms. Richling received the Brudos Family Prize in Opera Performance. In addition, she was a finalist in the Central Region NATS auditions in 2007 and 2009 and Iowa NATS auditions in 2008 and 2010.
Ms. Richling holds a B.A. in music from Luther College, where she studied with Ed Andereck and coached with Jessica Paul. She also holds a M.M. in voice performance from Wichita State University, where she studied with Randolph Lacy and coached with Justine Sasanfar and Samuel Ramey. Previously, Ms. Richling has served on the voice faculties of Bethel College in Newton, Kansas and Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas and currently directs the Women's Chorus and teaches voice at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse.