Krisztina Szabó


Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó is highly sought after in both North America and Europe as an artist of supreme musicianship and stagecraft. She is known for her interpretation of Baroque music as well as her promotion and performance of contemporary Canadian works.

Krisztina’s career has seen her on all the major opera and concert stages across Canada. She regularly performs with the Canadian Opera Company, Vancouver Opera, Tapestry Opera, Early Music Vancouver, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.

Outside of Canada, she has performed with San Francisco Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Wexford Festival Opera. In 2018, Krisztina made her Royal Opera and Netherlands Opera débuts in George Benjamin’s new opera, Lessons in Love and Violence, the recording of which received a Grammy nomination for Best Opera Recording. She has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Dora Awards twice, and was in Kopernikus (Claude Vivier) with Against the Grain Theatre (Toronto) which won a Dora Award for Best Ensemble.  

Her discography includes New Jewish Music, Vol. 3 (Analekta), Ana Sokolovic Sirens (Naxos), and Talisker Players Where Words and Music Meet (Centrediscs). Digital projects include Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle (Judith) with Canadian Opera Company, Tafelmusik’s The Voice of Vivaldi, Festival of the Sound’s Arias and Antics, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with Vancouver Opera, An Italian Baroque Festive Celebration with Early Music Vancouver; performing in recital for the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and Behind the Keys with Vancouver Bach Choir, and Tapestry Opera’s S.O.S. Sketch Opera Singers. Krisztina Szabó is Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera at the University of British Columbia School of Music.

“captivating and superb”


“Szabó blew my mind”