Kristin Schwecke has been heralded as “A name to keep in mind…Her voice filled the house and dominated the stage. Simply spectacular! What a promising dramatic soprano!” - Opera Lively
On the operatic stage, Kristin has recently appeared as La Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro with Hubbard Hall Opera Theater, First Lady in The Magic Flute with Piedmont Opera, Magda in La Rondine with the AJ Fletcher Opera Institute, Abigail in Robert Ward’s The Crucible with Piedmont Opera, and 2nd Sprite in Rusalka with North Carolina Opera. This fall, she will appear as the title role in the World Premiere of Michael Ching’s opera Anna Hunter.
As a Young Artist, Kristin has been engaged as a Festival Artist with the Sherrill Milnes’ Savannah Voice Festival for several summers. She was an Apprentice Artist with Chautauqua Opera where she performed in Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes and Verdi’s Falstaff and was a featured soloist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Kristin is a former Young Artist with the Crested Butte Music Festival where she sang Mimi (La bohème) in concert under the baton of Covent Garden’s David Syrus.
In concert, Kristin has recently sung Verdi’s Requiem with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra and Mozart’s Requiem with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. Her other solo concert engagements include Rutter’s Requiem, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Debussy’s L’enfant prodigue, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Dubois’ Seven Last Words and Handel’s Messiah. She has appeared with orchestras nationwide including Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Cobb Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Wisconsin Madison Symphony Orchestra.
Ms Schwecke has received honors in the Heafner Williams Vocal Competition, the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Competition, Charlotte Opera Guild Competition, Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition, Schubert Club Bruce P Carlson Scholarship Competition and internationally from the Czech and Slovak International Singing Competition. She was also the winner at the District level and received an Encouragement Award at Regional level in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
A native to Wisconsin, Kristin graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a Masters degree in Voice. She also holds a Performing Artist Certificate from the AJ Fletcher Opera Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.