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Krisztina Szabó

Highlights of mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó's recent seasons include her debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Messiah, Sesto in La clemenza di Tito with Vancouver Opera, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with Stadttheater Klagenfurt, a concert of contemporary song at the Cervantino Festival, and Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Talisker Players. She last appeared with Music of the Baroque in April 2012 in the Mass in B Minor.

Krisztina Szabó’s diverse roles with the Canadian Opera Company include Idamante, Musetta, Dorabella, Wellgunde, Siegrune, and Nancy (Albert Herring). She has also appeared as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Calgary Opera, Edmonton Opera, and L'Opéra de Québec, Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Nerone with L'Opéra de Montréal, and in the title role in Iphigénie en Tauride with Opera Atelier. Highlights outside Canada include the roles of the Countess, Judith, and Donna Elvira with Chicago Opera Theater, the title role in Charpentier's Médée with Le Concert Spirituel, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel and Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos with Stadttheater Klagenfurt, and Bianca in Mercadante's Il giuramento with Washington Concert Opera.

Recent concert appearances include Mozart's Mass in C Minor with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bach's Mass in B Minor with L'Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Messiah with the San Antonio Symphony, a staged production of the St. Matthew Passion at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Mozart Requiem with the Oregon Symphony, and recitals at the Ravinia Festival, Aldeburgh Connection, Music Toronto, and Music at Sharon.

On television, Krisztina Szabó was featured in CBC's "Opening Night" in concert with the Canadian Opera Company. Film appearances include Zerlina with Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Don Giovanni Revealed: Leporello's Revenge and the voice of Leanne in the new opera movie Burnt Toast. She is featured on upcoming CD releases by the Talisker Players and Musica Leopolis.

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