Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
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Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó is highly sought in both North America and Europe. For her performances of Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea, the critic of the Chicago Tribune wrote, "Krisztina Szabó stole every scene with her powerful, mahogany voice and deeply poignant immersion in the empress' plight." The critic of the New York Times praised her Lincoln Center debut as Dorabella in Così fan tutte as "clear, strong, stately and an endearingly vulnerable Dorabella."

Posted: Feb-21-2020
Latest News

Mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó is soloist in Beethoven's Mass in C Major with Kansas City Symphony. Performances will be held on February 28 and 29, and March 1(m), at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Posted: Feb-27-2020
Latest Acclaim

"Mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó was an effective communicator, with a pleasing smokiness of sound. In her Gloria section solo, her entreaties to God were convincing, yet simple and earnest. She combined beautifully with Van Doren in the Credo duet, the pair creating effective counter play of the two voices. Szabó was deeply moving in the 'Agnus Dei' solo."

— Hyde Park Herald
Posted: Sep-18-2019
Latest Recording

Krisztina Szabó, Witness 2/Singer 2/Woman 2

"George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s second full-length opera – following the acclaimed Written on Skin – draws on the real-life relationship between Edward II and Piers Gaveston to explore how personal relationships can have fatal political consequences. The King lives in a close but uneasy relationship with his wife Isabel, their two children and his lover Gaveston. When the King banishes his military advisor Mortimer, he sets off a chain of devastating events. Benjamin’s richly-orchestrated score perfectly captures the drama’s intense emotions, while director Katie Mitchell provides a visually stunning contemporary staging, highlighting the timelessness of the opera’s main themes. The composer himself conducts a superb international cast."

Posted: Dec-28-2018