Kristina Bachrach is making a name for herself as an exciting and diverse young singer. In December she was the Grand Prize winner for the inaugural Ziering Conlon Young Artist Competition, focusing on music by composers who were suppressed during the holocaust. In recent seasons she has made operatic role debuts as the Princesse in Bare Opera’s inaugural performance of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, Lucy in The Telephone and Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium with Opera Naples; as Emily Dickinson in Eva Kendrick’s Emily with the Thompson Street Opera Company in Louisville, KY, and as Musetta in La Bohème with the Lyric Opera of Virginia. She sang recitals in nearly ten cities around the country under the auspices of the Brooklyn Art Song Society and also made concert and recital appearances with the Westchester Choral Society, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, the Moravian Music Foundation, the Banff Centre, and the Cecilia Chorus of New York at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. In 2011 she created the role of Lucinda in the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s opera Dark Sisters with Gotham Chamber Opera and in 2012 appeared in the same role with Opera Philadelphia.
She has completed residencies with Nashville Opera and the Tanglewood Music Center. The summer of 2015 found her in residency with the Thompson Street Opera Company, the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, and the Lake George Music Festival, performed Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.” She has completed residencies with Nashville Opera where she appeared as Clorinda in La Cenerentola and Papagena in The Magic Flute, and at the Tanglewood Music Center where she performed Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire and was a featured soloist in Mark Morris Dance Group’s production of Dido and Aeneas. In May of 2016 she appeared as The Woman in the stage premiere of The Man Who Woke Up by Robin Haigh. She was thrice a Marc and Eva Stern Fellow at SongFest at Colburn, and returned this summer as the Ziering Conlon Fellow. While at SongFest she was featured in a solo recital alongside fames composer and pianist John Musto. She also enjoyed appearing as the soprano soloist on a concert of motets by Bach and Mendelssohn with Berkshire Choral Internation, and an extensive residency at YellowBarn Music Festival in Putnet, VT.