Krysty Swann – Mezzo-Soprano
The young mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann is a winner of the Marcello Giordani International Vocal competition in Italy in 2013, the Richard F. Gold Career Grant (New York City Opera) and the Intermezzo Foundation Award (Elardo International Opera Competition). Other distinctions include the Silver Prize of the Opera Index Competition and prizes from the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation.
Next season (2015) she will make her debut as Amneris in the Bucharest National Opera's production of Aida. This season she made her concert debut in South Africa with the acclaimed KZN Philharmonic under the baton of Daniel Boico. Ms. Swann returned to the Metropolitan Opera for their 2013 season in their productions of Die Walküre and Francesca Da Rimini. Last season the mezzo-soprano made her Milan debut in concert with the Laverdi orchestra and returned to Austria's Bregenz festival for a second season. She made her debut with the Boston Symphony orchestra as well as the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Ms.Swann returned to Carnegie Hall as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana with the Opera Orchestra of New York under the baton of Alberto Veronisi, garnering rave reviews. She has appeared as soloist in Messiah with the Rochester Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In the previous season she was Emilia with Nathan Gunn in The Firebrand of Florence by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin, conducted by Ted Sperling. In the same season she returned to New York City Opera as Suzuki in Madame Butterfly.
Ms.Swann has also taken part in a number of educational programs with New York City Opera. Recently she performed the title role of Richard Danielpour's opera Margaret Garner, which received its world premiere in 2005 (New York City Opera), made her debut in Avery Fisher Hall with Verdi's Requiem and sang in Giacomo Puccini's Edgar along with Marcello Giordani with the Opera Orchestra of New York conducted by Eve Queler. In addition she has been a guest at the Michigan Opera Theater and the International Vocal Arts Institute, Israel.