Soprano Christina Kowalski is known for the unique dark timbre of her voice, her “glowing heights and warm depths” excite audiences in the U.S.A. as well as in Europe. Ms.Kowalski is a native of Germany, where she graduated in Music and Drama from the Hochschule für Musik und Kunst in Frankfurt. She appeared in productions by the Frankfurt Opera Studio as the Governess in “Turn of the screw” and Parascha in Stravinsky’s “Mavra”. At the Stadttheater Schiffenberg in Giessen she performed the role of Vespetta in “Pimpinone” and was the Sand –and Taumann in “Haensel und Gretel” with the Orchester Gesellschaft Frankfurt. She toured with the “Febi Armonici” throughout Germany and appeared as Amore in “Poppea” at the Stadttheater Eisenach and the Berlin Philharmonic.
Ms.Kowalski held an all-Schubert Recital by invitation of the Viennese Society for Young and Promising Talent in Vienna, and was a member of the Lied-Klasse (Master Class series on German song) of Professor Charles Spencer in Frankfurt, Ms.Gundula Janowitz in Vienna and Ms. Elena Lazarska in Salzburg.
Ms. Kowalski made her Debut in the United States as Marzelline in Beethoven’s “Fidelio” at the Mark Theater in Portland. She performed with “POW”, the Portland Young Artist Program as Pamina in “Flute” and Clorinda in “Cenerentola” and appeared as Anna Gomez in “The Consul”, Inez in “Il Trovatore” and Barbarina in “Figaro” at Portland Opera’s Keller Auditorium. Ms. Kowalski sang Mimi in “La Boheme” at the Portland Summer Fest and is an Audience favorite at Coer d’alene Opera, where she portrayed Lauretta in “Schicci”, Adina in “E’lisir” and most recently the Countess in “Figaro”.
Her concert engagements include performances with the Kammer Orchestra Bad Nauheim (where she was invited to perform the Debut of the Mass “Dona nobis pacem”), the Bravo! Vancouver Orchestra and the Sinfonia concertante in such Repertoire as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Faure Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, and the Bach Cantatas 51 and 140. She recently performed the Mozart Requiem with the Chorus and Orchestra of the University of Puget Sound.
Ms. Kowalski is a member of the Affiliate Artist Faculty of the University of Puget Sound, where she teaches voice. She is engaged to perform the role of Mimi in “La Boheme”, both with Kitsap Opera in November 07 and Skagit Opera in February 08.