Khori Dastoor, Soprano
2007 – 2010
KHORI DASTOOR returns to OSJ during the 2014-15 season as a featured artist in the Irene Dalis Memorial Concert. Other recent performances for Ms. Dastoor include the role of Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance) at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the summer of 2011. In December of 2011, Ms. Dastoor traveled to Switzerland where she performed the title role in Lucia for the Luzerner Theater.
During the 2010-11 season, Ms. Dastoor returned as a guest artist during the 2010 – 2011 season to perform the role of Kitty Scherbatsky in OSJ’s West Coast premiere of Anna Karenina.
While an OSJ resident artist, Ms. Dastoor performed the title role in Manon, Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro) Lisette (La rondine), Adina (The Elixir of Love), Despina (Così fan tutte) and Micaela (Carmen) Ms. Dastoor made her debut during the 2007 – 2008 season, performing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sophie (Werther), Gilda (Rigoletto), and Pamina (The Magic Flute.)
Recent performances featured Ms. Dastoor as Blondchen (The Abduction from the Seraglio) in her debut with the Midsummer Mozart Festival. Ms. Dastoor was also a featured soloist in OSJ’s 25th Anniversary Gala Concert on September 20, 2008.
After graduating with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music, Ms. Dastoor appeared as Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring at the Aspen Music Festival under the baton of Maestro Robert Spano, and in the roles of Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne) Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance) and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with Lake George Opera. She has frequently appeared with the community programs division of the Los Angeles Opera, and has performed the role of “Sophie de Palma” in the critically acclaimed revival of Terrence McNally’s Master Class at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.
Deeply committed to new music, Ms. Dastoor created the role of La Novia in the world premiere of Lorca: Child of the Moon at the Freud Playhouse and originated the title role in the world premiere of The Tree at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. She also appeared as Mary in the world premiere of Paul Chihara’s Magnificat with the Angeles Chorale and Debut Orchestra this past year. She has appeared in concert throughout the world with such acclaimed orchestras as the American Youth Symphony, the California Philharmonic, and the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey.
A native of Pasadena, Ms. Dastoor is currently concluding doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for the School of Arts and Architecture while an artist in residence with Opera San José.