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Krysty Swann

Mezzo-Soprano

Acclaimed young mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann has been hailed for her beautiful and rich voice, as well as her captivating presence on stage. The Washington Post hailed, “Krysty Swann has a voice, and she knows how to use it…[She] displayed an instrument of immense power, natural beauty of tone and luscious legato line.” The Philadelphia-born, New York-based mezzo-soprano was featured on the cover of Opera News with the great Dolora Zajick. This season’s engagements include Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, an MLK tribute concert with Bach Society of Winter Park, and a return to Lyric Opera of Chicago for their productions of Rigoletto and Die Walküre. Last season, Swann sang Händel’s Messiah with Boise Philharmonic; the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin and the opening Spoleto Celebration Concert with Spoleto Festival; and the role of Rebecca Parker in Yardbird, which had its recent world première at Opera Philadelphia with additional performances at the famed Apollo Theatre in NYC. The piece chronicles the journey of Charlie Parker, famed jazz musician, as he writes his last great masterpiece which the opera takes its name from. Integrating both jazz and opera music styles, she performed the role with Madison Opera and subsequently with Lyric Unlimited at The Lyric Opera of Chicago.

May
2017

May-26
to
Jun-08
Eugene Onegin
Olga
Spoleto Festival
Charleston, SC
May-30
Spoleto Celebration Concert
Soloist
Spoleto Festival
Charleston, SC
Jul
2017

Jul-14
to
Jul-15
Mahler’s Symphony No. 3
Soloist
Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra
Salaya, Phuttamonthon
Oct
2017

Oct-07
to
Nov-03
Rigoletto
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Nov
2017

Nov-01
to
Nov-30
Die Walküre
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Apr
2018

Apr-21
to
Apr-22
African-American Masterpieces: Symphonic Spirituals
Soloist
Bach Festival of Winter Park
Winter Park, FL
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…whose musicality was beautiful…
 Mozart’s Requiem – “… Joined by a fabulous mezzo-soprano, new to me, Krysty Swann, whose plumy tone was natural, never forced, and whose musicality was beautiful.” – New York Concert Review 
…natural beauty of tone…
Phillip’s Colllection Recital – “Krysty Swann has a voice and she knows how to use it, as she showed in an hour-long recital at the Phillips Collection on Sunday afternoon.  The Detroit born mezzo-soprano, whose star has been rising since she was featured a few years ago in the New York City Opera’s production of Richard Danielpour’s opera Margaret Garner, displayed an instrument of immense power, natural beauty of tone, and luscious legato line.”The Washington Post 
…versatility and attractive stage presence…
 KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Concert “Swann soars in season closer!  She has a warm, powerful voice and strong technical skills which she applies intelligently to the music.  She showed her versatility and attractive stage personality in a range of arias, from the dramatic to the coquettish!”  Tonight/Music 
…rock-solid core…
Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Competition Gala – “Krysty Swann with a molten ‘O Don Fatale’; this is a singer with a rock-solid core to her voice”  – Opera News 
…lush warmth…
The Firebrand of Florence – “Krysty Swann’s vocals were beautiful and imbued with lush warmth.” – Backstage 

Acclaimed young mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann has been hailed for her beautiful and rich voice, as well as her captivating presence on stage. The Washington Post hailed, “Krysty Swann has a voice, and she knows how to use it…[She] displayed an instrument of immense power, natural beauty of tone and luscious legato line.” The Philadelphia-born, New York-based mezzo-soprano was featured on the cover of Opera News with the great Dolora Zajick. This season’s engagements include Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, an MLK tribute concert with Bach Society of Winter Park, and a return to Lyric Opera of Chicago for their productions of Rigoletto and Die Walküre.

Last season, Swann sang Händel’s Messiah with Boise Philharmonic; the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin and the opening Spoleto Celebration Concert with Spoleto Festival; and the role of Rebecca Parker in Yardbird, which had its recent world première at Opera Philadelphia with additional performances at the famed Apollo Theatre in NYC. The piece chronicles the journey of Charlie Parker, famed jazz musician, as he writes his last great masterpiece which the opera takes its name from. Integrating both jazz and opera music styles, she performed the role with Madison Opera and subsequently with Lyric Unlimited at The Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Highlights from recent seasons also include Mozart’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall; Verdi’s Requiem at Lincoln Center; her concert début in South Africa with the acclaimed KZN Philharmonic under the baton of Daniel Boico; returns to the Metropolitan Opera in their productions of Die Walküre and Francesca da Rimini; her Milan début in concert with Laverdi orchestra; a return to Austria’s Bregenz festival for a second season; and her début with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as the Tanglewood Music Festival.

Ms. Swann returned to Carnegie Hall as Lola in Cavalleria rusticana with the Opera Orchestra of New York under the baton of Alberto Veronisi, alongside Maria Guleghina, Roberto Alagna and Mignon Dunn, garnering rave reviews. She has appeared as soloist in Messiah with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared as Emilia with Nathan Gunn and Victoria Clarke in The Firebrand of Florence by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin, conducted by Ted Sperling. In the same season, she returned to New York City Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. Additionally, she performed the role of Amneris in Bucharest National Opera’s production of Aïda, as well as Maddalena in Atlanta Opera’s Rigoletto.

Ms. Swann is a winner of the 2013 Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition in Italy and the Intermezzo Foundation Award (Elardo International Opera Competition), as well as a two-time winner of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant (New York City Opera and Manhattan School of Music). Other distinctions include the Silver Prize of the Opera Index Competition and prizes from the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Award Recipient. Ms. Swann has also taken part in a number of educational programs with New York City Opera. She covered the title role of Richard Danielpour’s opera Margaret Garner, which received its world première in 2005 (New York City Opera), made her début in Avery Fisher Hall with Verdi’s Requiem and sang in Giacomo Puccini’s Edgar along with Marcello Giordani with the Opera Orchestra of New York conducted by Eve Queler. In addition, the singer has been a guest at the Michigan Opera Theater and the International Vocal Arts Institute, Israel.

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