Kristin Renee Young, lyric coloratura soprano, is a versatile vocal artist lauded for her “effervescent” and “terrific” performances (Boston Arts Fuse). According to The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Young “has a voice to conjure with” and is "a true artist."
In the 2018-19 season, Kristin will appear as a soloist with Philadelphia Sinfonia Players and will be featured in a new opera, A Doll’s House, at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. In 2018, she was a recipient of The Marc and Eva Stern - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship at SongFest. She has also performed with American Lyric Theater, Ardea Arts, Beth Morrison Project, Center for Contemporary Arts, Encompass New Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, International Brazilian Opera Company, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Orchestra of Indian Hill, Orquesta Brasileira de Arte, Cultura, e História, and Symphony 21.
Roles performed include Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Constance (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Despina (Così fan tutte), Maria (West Side Story), Monica (The Medium), Mrs. Julian (Owen Wingrave), Nanetta (Falstaff), Norina (Don Pasquale), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni).
Kristin has worked with several conductors, including Neal Goren, Bruce Hangen, Gregory Hopkins, William Lumpkin, and Lidiya Yankovskaya, and she has sung in master classes with Phyllis Curtin, Margo Garrett, Jake Heggie, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, David Kneuss, and Thomas Muraco.
Kristin’s love for music began with the violin at age five and evolved into a passion for the vocal arts. She received a master’s degree from Boston University and graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University. Kristin hails from Philadelphia and currently resides in Brooklyn, where she is also a certified yoga instructor.