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"a bright, sizable and expressive voice”
— Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

Tu, tu, piccolo iddio
00:00 / 02:25

*Recorded in performance 4/1/23

O soave fanciulla
00:00 / 03:57

*Recorded in performance 4/1/23

Poveri fiori
00:00 / 03:33

*Recorded in performance 2.16.22

Io son l'umile ancella
00:00 / 04:52

*Recorded in performance 2.16.22

Praised by The New York Times for her “bright, sizable and expressive voice,” Mexican-born American soprano Kristin Sampson’s recent and upcoming performances include returns to her signature Puccini heroines, the title roles in Tosca and Madama Butterfly, as well as Minnie in La fanciulla del West, and concert performances with New York City Opera, The Accord Symphony Orchestra, and Washington Opera Society. Last season’s engagements included a company debut as Tosca with Connecticut Lyric Opera, a workshop of Jake Landau’s Psyche, a return engagement with the Kauno Filharmonijain in recital with tenor Liparit Avetisyan, and concert performances with both New York City Opera and Washington Opera Society. Other recent notable performances include a guest artist appearance and debut with the Kauno Filharmonijain in Lithuania under the baton of Maestro Constantine Orbelian, a company debut with Opera Grand Rapids as Liù in Turandot, a role debut as Marguerite in Faust with the Washington Opera Society, a featured soloist engagement with Hudson Valley International Festival of the Voice, and concert performances with New York City Opera. Previously, Ms. Sampson appeared as Minnie in La fanciulla del West with New York City Opera, Opera Carolina, Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, and Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Italy. She sang Magda in Respighi's La campana sommersa with New York City Opera, and she made her debut at the Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago as Tosca. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.


She has performed domestically with the New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Orchestra of New York, Opera Carolina, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Augusta Opera, El Paso Opera, and the National Lyric Opera among many others. Ms. Sampson has performed internationally with Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago, Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, Teatro Verdi in Pisa, the Magyar Tavak Fesztiválja in Hungary, Opera Society of Hong Kong, Armel Opera Festival, National Theatre of Szeged, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Signature and favorite roles include Minnie in La fanciulla del West, the title roles in Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Adriana Lecouvreur, Mimì in La bohème, Nedda in Pagliacci, Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana, Micaëla in Carmen, and Liù in Turandot.

NEWS: Kristin is a two time recipient of an award from The Olga Forrai Foundation



Madama Butterfly
Connecticut Lyric Opera

Hartford, CT
Conductor: Adrian Sylveen


La fanciulla del West
Washington Opera Society

Washington DC

Conductor: Julien Benichou


Puccini Anniversary Gala Concert
New York City Opera

New York, NY
Conductor: Joseph Rescigno


New York City Opera

New York, NY


“The cast has just one standout: the soprano Kristin Sampson as Minnie. With her bright, throbbing voice, Ms. Sampson brings expressive phrasing and feisty impetuousness to her performance.”
      — Anthony Tommasini, New York Times


“The toughest role to cast is Minnie, but Kristin Sampson seems to be making a specialty of it, with a vigorous feminine presence and a voice hitting one high note after another with breathtaking accuracy.”

— David Patrick Stearns, WQXR’s Operavore


Lombardo Associates

Robert Lombardo and Lewis Ehlers

Phone: 212.586.4453

Royal International Artists Management

Claudio Ferri

Phone: 323.594.0890

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