Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó is highly sought after in both North America and Europe as an artist of supreme musicianship and stagecraft, and has become known for her promotion and performance of contemporary Canadian works. Among her many laudatory reviews, Opera Canada declared her to be an “exceptional talent” after her performance of the title role of Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and after a performance with Tapestry Opera, the music blog, Schmopera wrote that “her instrument is one-of-a-kind and she has cemented herself as a darling of Canadian experimental music and opera…her sensibility and sensitivity to the material is truly inspiring”. In her hometown of Toronto, Canada, she has been nominated twice for a Dora Award for Outstanding Female Performance, and won a Dora Award as part of the production of Claude Vivier’s Kopernikus (Against the Grain Theatre) for Best Ensemble.
In the 2020-21 season, Ms. Szabó sings the world premiere of Yotam Haber’s Estro Poetico-harmonico III with Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne for the Azrieli Music Prizes Gala broadcast on Medici.tv. (October 2020). She is soloist with Early Music Vancouver for a livestream performance of An Italian Baroque Festive Celebration (December 2020). She appears in recital with pianist, Leslie Dala, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (November 2020) and also for the digital series Behind the Keys for Vancouver Bach Choir (March 2021). She is soloist for the livestream performance of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with Vancouver Opera Orchestra (February 2021). A frequent performer with Tapestry Opera, she is excited to be joining S.O.S. Sketch Opera Singers, Episode 2!
Ms. Szabó was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera at the University of British Columbia School of Music.