"a bright, sizable and expressive voice”
— Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
Praised by the New York Times for her “bright, sizable and expressive voice” Kristin Sampson’s engagements in the 2016-17 season will include Micaëla in New York City Opera’s touring production of Carmen and her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. In the spring of 2017, as a guest artist of Drake University, Ms. Sampson performs Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, and will make her role and house debut at Opera Carolina as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West. Her season comes to a close with her debut at the Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago as Tosca. Her engagements in future seasons include the role of Minnie in La Fanciulla del West with New York City Opera, Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, and Teatro Lirico di Cagliari; Suor Angelica at Torre del Lago; and concert appearances in Italy and throughout the United States. Her 2015-16 season included debuts at Potenza’s Teatro Francesco Stabile as Mimi in La bohème and at the New York City Opera as Tosca in the celebratory production that re-opened the company. A recent recipient of a grant from the Olga Forrai foundation, concert performances included Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Maestro Paul Phillips and the Pioneer Valley Symphony, and Passione Lirica with the Tuscia Opera Festvial under the direction of Maestro Stefano Vignati. Ms. Sampson’s signature roles include: Tosca, Cio-Cio San, Nedda, Santuzza, Emmeline, Adriana, Mimi, and Violetta. She has performed in the U.S. with the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Orchestra of New York, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Augusta Opera, El Paso Opera, and the National Lyric Opera among others, and internationally with the Opera Society of Hong Kong, Armel Opera Festival, National Theater of Szeged, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
NEWS: Kristin is a 2015-2016 recipient of an award from The Olga Forrai Foundation.
New York City Opera
New York, NY
BEETHOVEN • Symphony No. 9
Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
Carnegie Hall, NY
Director: David Bernard
“Kristin Sampson … managed to enact girlish faith, with as reasonable conviction as the material permitted. With her imposing, red-blooded spinto, at times sounded ready to launch into Manon Lescaut…”
- David Shengold, Opera News
Royal Artists Management