Kristin Renee Young, lyric coloratura soprano, has been lauded for her “effervescent” and “terrific” performances. According to The Boston Musical Intelligencer, “Kristin Young… has a voice to conjure with—her coloratura runs were thrilling…”
A resident of Brooklyn and a Philadelphia native, Kristin’s love for music began with the violin at age five and gradually morphed into a passion for opera and the vocal arts. For her studies, Kristin received a Master’s degree from Boston University and graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University, where she studied with Sharon Daniels and Harolyn Blackwell, respectively.
An enthusiast for new music, Kristin will sing in the premiere of Cries and Whispers by João MacDowell with International Brazilian Opera Company in spring 2015. In 2014, she performed the role of Carol in MacDowell’s Tamanduá; a workshop with Ardea Arts, singing the role of Trina in the opera, Bounce, written by Charles R. Smith, Jr. and composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain; and a workshop of Anon, by Errollyn Wallen, with Center for Contemporary Opera.
Recent and upcoming performances include Adina (L'elixir d'amore), Norina (Don Pasquale) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Opera Company of Brooklyn. Other roles include First Flower in Gotham Chamber Opera’s production of La Hija de Rappaccini, Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Mrs. Julian (Owen Wingrave), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Constance (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Pamina (Magic Flute), Nanetta (Falstaff), Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), and Maria (West Side Story).
As a soloist, Kristin has performed in Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Mozart’s Requiem. In addition, she has sung in master classes led by Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Margo Garrett, Phyllis Curtin, Jake Heggie, Thomas Muraco and David Kneuss.
Photographer: Jonathan Hartt