MM - University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music & Dance
BA - Augustana University
Soprano Alyssa Toepfer has been praised as a performer with "unbridled dexterity" (Kansas
City Star) and a "marvelous, soaring tone" (KC Metropolis).
Currently, Toepfer teaches voice at Ottawa University and Benedictine College, is the
choral assistant at Olathe North High School, sings as an outreach artist with The Lyric Opera
of Kansas City, and is a member of the Grammy award-winning Kansas City Chorale.
Stage credits include Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Barbarina (Le nozze di
Figaro), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Princess/#1 (Transformations), Wanda (The Grand Duchess
of Gerolstein), Aline (The Sorcerer), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi),
Gretel (Hӓnsel und Gretel), Adina (l’Elisir d’amore), and Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte).
In 2014, Toepfer earned international acclaim in her first pants role as Jemmy in Wichita
Grand Opera’s production of "Guillaume Tell." Opera News called her “a convincing Jemmy both
musically and dramatically” while a reviewer from the German Rossini Society praised her as “a
superb Jemmy… she acted as well as she sang.”
Toepfer was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Born and
raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at Augustana University and a Master of Music in Voice degree at The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.
For more information, please visit alyssatoepfer.com.