Soprano

Kirsten MacKinnon

Winner: Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2017

Grant holder: Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation for Young Canadian Opera Singers

Introduction

Hailed by Opera UK as a “heroine whose poise, expressive singing, excellent vocalism, and dark and full tone auger well for a healthy career ahead”, the exciting young Canadian soprano Kirsten MacKinnon has captured the attention of audiences across North America and Europe. A recipient of the 2016 George London Award, Kirsten graduated as an Alfred Greenberg Memorial Fellow from the Curtis Institute of Music last year, where she studied under the mentorship of Professor Edith Wiens.

Last season, Kirsten performed Helena A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Aix-en-Provence on tour in Beijing; concert performances as part of Dallas Opera’s ‘Institute of Young Women’ Project; Pamina Die Zauberflöte for Canadian Opera and Countess Le nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera.  She begins this season as Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte for her return to the Glyndebourne Festival and later in the season will sing Micaëla Carmen for Opera Philadelphia and Ines L’Africaine before joining Frankfurt Opera as a member of the ensemble there from the 2018/19 season.


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Performance Schedule

 
  • 17:00 25 Feb 2018 Frankfurt Opera, FRANKFURT More info  

    GIACOMO MEYERBEER L’Africaine

    Vasco De Gama: Michael spyres
    Selika: Claudia mahnke
    Nelusko: Brian mulligan
    Ines: Kirsten MacKinnon
    Don Pedro: Andreas bauer
    Don Diego: Thomas faulkner
    The Grand Inquisitor Of Lisbon: Magnús baldvinsson
    Don Alvar: Michael mccown
    Anna: Alison King

  • 18:00 02 Mar 2018 Frankfurt Opera, FRANKFURT More info  

    GIACOMO MEYERBEER L’Africaine

    Vasco De Gama: Michael spyres
    Selika: Claudia mahnke
    Nelusko: Brian mulligan
    Ines: Kirsten MacKinnon
    Don Pedro: Andreas bauer
    Don Diego: Thomas faulkner
    The Grand Inquisitor Of Lisbon: Magnús baldvinsson
    Don Alvar: Michael mccown
    Anna: Alison king

  • 15:30 11 Mar 2018 Frankfurt Opera, FRANKFURT More info  

    GIACOMO MEYERBEER L’Africaine

    Vasco De Gama: Michael spyres
    Selika: Claudia mahnke
    Nelusko: Brian mulligan
    Ines: Kirsten MacKinnon
    Don Pedro: Andreas bauer
    Don Diego: Thomas faulkner
    The Grand Inquisitor Of Lisbon: Magnús baldvinsson
    Don Alvar: Michael mccown
    Anna: Alison king

Online Performances

 

Repertoire

OPERATIC REPERTOIRE

BELLINI
La Sonnambula (Lisa)

BIZET
Carmen (Micaela)

BRITTEN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena)

JANÁČEK
Cunning Little Vixen (Fox)

MEYERBEER
L’Africaine (Ines)*

MENOTTI
The Medium (Mrs Gobineau)

MOZART
Die Zauberflöte (Pamina)
Così fan Tutte (Fiordiligi)
Idomeneo (Elettra)
Le nozze di Figaro (Contessa Almaviva)

PUCCINI
Gianni Schicchi (Ciesca; Nella)
La bohème (Mimi, Musetta)

STRAUSS
Ariadne auf Naxos (Echo)
Capriccio (Countess Madeleine)

TCHAIKOVSKY
Iolanta (Iolanta)

VERDI
La traviata (Annina)

*Upcoming