Guest Artist

Kristin Gornstein, mezzo-soprano

Praised as “a fine actress with a deep, spacious sound” [Parterre], American mezzo-soprano Kristin Gornstein brings her “rich-voiced mezzo-soprano” and “lines of an uncannily silky legato” [New York Times] to her work, ranging from the traditional to the edgy and imaginative. She was lauded for her recent portrayal of Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera in a co-production by On Site Opera and Atlanta Opera, a role she reprised in 2018 at Caramoor. The 2017/18 season also brought debuts with The Prototype Festival (Aquanetta), and the Little Opera Theatre of New York as Piramo in Johan Hasse’s baroque gem Piramo e Tisbe.

Kristin made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Spring of 2018, winning third place in the international Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Competition. Upcoming engagements include solo appearances with Sacred Music in a Sacred Space in NYC, the Brooklyn Art Song Society, and the Princeton Festival in Princeton, NJ. A Michigan City native, Kristin grew up singing in the choirs of the First Presbyterian Church, as well as in choirs and musicals at MCHS. She went on to earn a Bachelor in Music Performance from Butler University, and a Master of Music Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kristin looks forward to returning home to the First Presbyterian Church for this fantastic community event every year!

Learn more at www.kristingornstein.com.