Kristin Gornstein

MEZZO-SOPRANO

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Kristin Gornstein

(she/her) Praised as “a fine actress with a deep, spacious sound” [Parterre], American mezzo-soprano Kristin Gornstein brings her “rich-voiced mezzo-soprano” and “lines of an uncannily silky legato” [New York Times] to her work, ranging from the traditional to the edgy and imaginative.

Beth Morrison Projects
Ensemble, Acquanetta, 2018, 2019
Brooklyn Art Song Society
Roster Artist, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
On Site Opera
Ramiro, La finta giardiniera, 2017, 2018
Heartbeat Opera
Associate Artist, 2016-present
Concerts at St. Ignatius
Soloist , 2016, 2018, 2019
Tanglewood Music Festival
Mezzo Soprano Fellow, 2015
Stockholm University of the Arts
Extended Opera Kurs, 2012
Indianapolis Opera
Resident Artist, 2010-11
Colorado University
MM Voice Performance, 2008
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"LAUDAMUS TE"
Mozart Mass in C Minor
"DOMINE DEUS, WITH SARAH JO KIRSCH, SOPRANO"
Mozart Mass in C Minor
"AT THE LAST LOUSY MOMENTS OF LOVE"
Bolcom Cabaret Songs
"NO ONE IS ALONE"
Sondheim's Into the Woods
Kristin Gornstein
is represented by
Lewis Ehlers
Lombardo Associates

Schedule

la finta giardinie...
Mozart, Ramiro

On Site Opera, 2018, 2017

Laudate Pueri
Hasse, Soprano II Soloi...

Crescendo Baroque, 2018

Dido and Aeneas
Purcell

Mark Morris Dance Group, 2017

Il Re Pastore (the...
Mozart, Tamiri

The Little Opera Theatre of NY (LOTNY), 2020

Biography

Praised as “a fine actress with a deep, spacious sound” [Parterre], American mezzo-soprano Kristin Gornstein brings her “rich-voiced mezzo-soprano” and “lines of an uncannily silky legato” [New York Times] to her work, ranging from the traditional to the edgy and imaginative. She was lauded for her recent portrayal of Piramo in Johan Hasse’s baroque gem Piramo e Tisbe with The Little Opera Theatre of New York, with Opera News calling her performance, “...masterful. She sang the difficult role with a truly flawless lyric mezzo”. In 2019 she debuted the role of Julie in Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Alex Weiser’s opera State of the Jews.

Kristin was lauded for her portrayal of Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera in a co-production by On Site Opera and Atlanta Opera, a role she reprised in 2018 at Caramoor. She performed in the ensemble of the groundbreaking opera Acquanetta, both in the 2018 world premiere at the Prototype Festival, and at the Bard Summerscape Festival in 2019.Recent seasons have also included several role debuts: Angelina in Rossini’s La cenerentola with Salt Marsh Opera, Lady-in-Waiting in Verdi’s Macbeth with Opera Company of Middlebury, and Paul in the world premiere Vonnegut/Clark’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June with Indianapolis Opera.

In 2018, Kristin had her Carnegie Hall debut, winning third place in the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition. She is a frequent soloist with Concerts at St. Ignatius in NYC and the Brooklyn Art Song Society, and has performed with many small ensembles, including Seraphic Fire and Musica Sacra.
“Kristin Gornstein’s portrayal of Piramo was masterful. She sang the difficult role with a truly flawless lyric mezzo, finding opportunities to show both the character’s humor and heartbreak with a melismatic turn or with a glance.”
— Opera News

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