Meet  our  Director
"Kimberly Lane exhibited a sparkling tone, smooth phrasing and nimble vocal technique in the role of Frederic's wide-eyed  sweetheart, Mabel.  Lane's impressive singing and coy-but-sly characterization of the naive girl made her a consistent hit on stage."
-- Carl Cunningham, Houston Post
"Kimberly Lane brings the right melancholy air and a fine, clear voice to Josephine."
-- Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle
"Lane trills a virtuoso obligato, adding frilly lace to [Edie] Adams' sentimental valentine."
-- Joe Adcock, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"fine singing by soprano Kimberly Lane.  She did an especially good job on the coloratura work
in 'The Doll's Song' from Offenbach's 'Tales of Hoffmann'."
-- Tom Strini, St. Louis Globe Democrat
"Kimberly Lane as Josephine: a lovely voice.  Not just a lovely voice.  How fortunate to sit tonight in this theatre and listen to beautiful sustained notes.  How good to hear the words.  Not only the quality of her voice, but the dramatic quality of her voice.  You know it is not often that one gets the real dramatic impact from Josephine we did tonight.  That opening aria was part of the plot, not a little moment when she could show off as an artist.  I thought the aria in the second act was particularly impressive.  I hope you'll understand when I say how smashing to have it sung with the whole body.  I don't know whether you realised that, but I wish I could have stopped the piece tonight and said that to you and then watched her do it again."
-- David Taylor, International Adjudicator
“Many thanks for just 'being there'.  Such talent!”
-- Edie Adams
“How wonderful to be able to listen to you every day – a real treat!”
-- Juliet Prowse
"You are marvelous!”
-- Patrice Munsel
“What a voice, what a gal, what a treat.”
“A true talent and a total joy to work with and know.”
“What a joy to hear your gorgeous voice.  Thanks for your sound.”
-- John Cullum
-- Harvey Evans
-- Marilyn Maye
This live recording, starring Kimberly Lane as Mabel,
is the only English version with the complete dialogue.
Houston Grand Opera
World Premier Recording
Houston Grand Opera
World Premier Recording
Kimberly Lane, Master of Arts, is the founder of 
Dynamic Vocal Arts, and serves as its Director and Principal Soprano. She has toured Europe, the United Kingdom, Egypt, and the United States, singing for royalty, presidents, and heads of state.
Kimberly was awarded BEST FEMALE SINGER at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England, for her performance as Josephine in 'H.M.S. Pinafore'. Other signature G & S roles are Mabel in ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, Yum-Yum in ‘The Mikado’, Gianetta in ‘The Gondoliers’, and Aline in the Houston Premier of ‘The Sorcerer’. Her awards include prizes in the district and regional finals of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.
Equally at home in musical theater, Kimberly most recently appeared as Madame de la Grande Bouche in Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'. She opened Houston's Wortham Center in Theatre Under the Stars' production of 'Follies' as Young Heidi, a role she later reprised to excellent reviews at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre. Kimberly stole the show as Baroness Elsa Schraeder in 'The Sound of Music', and has been featured in 'Once Upon a Mattress', 'Evita', 'My Fair Lady', 'Showboat', 'Babes in Arms', 'Kismet', 'The King and I', 'Annie Get Your Gun', 'Carousel', and 'No, No, Nanette'.
Kimberly is a graduate of St. Louis Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and a Master of Arts. She has appeared in TIME and OPERA NEWS magazines, and in the book "An American Voice: Houston Grand Opera Celebrates Twenty-Five World Premiers". Recordings on compact disc include the World Premiers of 'Cold Sassy Tree' and 'Resurrection' with Houston Grand Opera, and a live recording, complete with dialogue, of her command performance as Mabel in 'The Pirates of Penzance' with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston. All recordings are available at
"we get all too brief, dynamite cameos from...Patrice Munsel, Licia Albanese, Kimberly Lane"
-- Bill O'Rourke, Montrose Voice
"Kimberly Lane's Aline is a pleasing ingenue with a pretty and reliable soprano."
-- Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle
"Kimberly Lane brings a clarion tone and a winsome personality to Yum-Yum."
"Soprano Kimberly Lane (Gianetta) merits special mention for the sparkling tone color of her singing."
-- Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle
-- Carl Cunningham, Houston Post
as Yum Yum in The Mikado
as Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore
as Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance
with Stephen Roberts as Frederic
as Young Heidi in Follies with Edie Adams as Heidi
as Madame de la Grande Bouche
in Beauty and the Beast
Dynamic Vocal  Arts
During her 15-season tenure with Houston Grand Opera, Kimberly performed in over fifty productions, with favorite roles in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’'Parsifal''Turandot'‘Dialogues des Carmelites’‘Showboat’ (opening the new Cairo Opera House, Egypt), and the World Premiers of 'Resurrection'
and 'Harvey Milk'. Among her many noted engagements are Scotland's Edinburgh Festival, New York's Lincoln Center Festival, Carnegie Hall, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis where her roles included Ingrid in the American Premier of ‘Fennimore and Gerda’. While in St. Louis Kimberly performed the roles of Gretel in ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and Papagena in ‘The Magic Flute’. As a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists, she served Houston Grand Opera as Union Delegate for eight years and represented Texas and Oklahoma on the AGMA National Board of Governors.
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