Kristin Gornstein

Kristin Gornstein, mezzo soprano, sings with some of the most exciting and innovative companies in the classical world in cities throughout the US and beyond. Hailed as, “rich-voiced” (New York Times), and, “a fine actress with a deep spacious sound” (, Kristin portrays both comic and dramatic roles with equal relish.  This season she premiered the role of Paul in Kurt Vonnegut’s only opera, Happy Birthday Wanda June, with Indianapolis Opera, sang the Soprano II solos in several concerts with the acclaimed choral series Sacred Music in a Sacred Space in New York, and will rejoin the ensemble in Dido and Aeneas with the groundbreaking Mark Morris Dance Group at BAM.  In 2015, Kristin was a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, performing works by Bach, Korngold, and Golijov.  She also debuted the role of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and the title role in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with Loft Opera in Brooklyn, NY, both to critical acclaim. Other recent performances abroad include shows in Stockholm and Rotterdam with the Opera Mecatronica ensemble, Alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah and the Second Soprano soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor in Beirut, Lebanon.  Originally from Indiana, Kristin now lives in Brooklyn.

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