Spinto Soprano Christina Kowalski is a native of Germany, where she graduated with a Masters in Music and Drama from the Hochschule für Musik und Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. Her “glowing heights and warm depths” have since excited audiences in the U.S.A. as well as Europe. Ms. Kowalski appeared in productions by the Frankfurt Opera Studio as the Governess in “Turn of the screw” and Parascha in Stravinsky’s “Mavra”. She performed the role of Vespetta in “Pimpinone”with the Stadttheater Schiffenberg and was the Sand –and Taumann in “Haensel und Gretel” with the Orchester Gesellschaft Frankfurt. Ms. Kowalski toured with “Febi Armonici” and Maestro Michael Schneider throughout Germany and appeared as Amore in “Poppea” at the Stadttheater Eisenach and the Berlin Philharmonic. She held an all-Schubert Recital by invitation of the Viennese Society for Young and Promising Talent in Vienna, and was a member of the Lied-Klasse of Professor Charles Spencer in Frankfurt, Kammer Saengerin Gundula Janowitz in Vienna and Ms. Elena Lazarska in Salzburg. After moving to the US in 2000 she became a student of the great american Soprano Ms. Ellen Faull.
Ms. Kowalski made her Debut in the United States as Marzelline in Beethoven’s “Fidelio” at the Mark Theater in Portland and was a member of “POW”, where she performed Pamina in “The Magic Flute” and Clorinda in “La Cenerentola” . She appeared as Anna Gomez in “The Consul”, Inez in “Il Trovatore” and Barbarina in “The Marriage of Figaro” at Portland Opera. Her favorite roles are Mimi , The Contessa and Cio Cio San, which she has performed with the Portland Summer Fest, Kitsap Opera , Skagit Opera and Washington East Opera . She has a long standing relationship with Opera Coeur d’Alene, where she has sung Lauretta in “Schicci”, Adina in “E’lisir”, the Contessa in “Figaro” , Clorinda in “La Cenerentola”and most recently Mimi in “La Boheme”.
Her concert engagements include performances with the Kammer Orchestra Bad Nauheim, the Bravo! Vancouver Orchestra and the Sinfonia Concertante in such Repertoire as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Faure Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, and the Bach Cantatas 51 and 140. She performed the Mozart Requiem with the Chorus and Orchestra of the University of Puget Sound, where she is a member of the Affiliate Artist Faculty since 2005. Ms. Kowalski performed the World premiere performance of Daron Hagen’s Opera “Cradle Song” with the Finisterra Trio, the “Egmont” Orchestral Songs by Beethoven with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and Verdi’s “Requiem” with the Cascade Symphony and the Choir of the Sound. She was the featured guest in Cascade Symphony’s season ending Concert, presenting “Selected Soprano Opera Aria’s, a concert that was repeated with the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra and broadcasted by King FM Radio. In the near future she is, among others, scheduled to perform “ Micaela” in Carmen with Vashon Opera and ” Floria Tosca” in Tosca with Skagit Opera .