Kristy Swift

Kristy Swift

Coloratura Soprano

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Kristy Swift has completed two consecutive seasons as soloist for the One Night in Vienna tour with Raymond Gubbay. This tour encompassed all of the major British concert halls. Other recent engagements include Najade/Ariadne auf Naxos (West Green House Opera) and the cover of the title role in Rossi's "Orpheus" (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden). Kristy's previous operatic roles include First Sprite and cover Noémie/Cendrillon (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Paquette/Candide (The Barbican Centre and Leipzig Gewandhaus), Despina/Così fan tutte (Opera Lyrica), Young Heidi/Follies (Opéra de Toulon), Angelica/Orlando and Norina/Don Pasquale (Lyric Opera of Melbourne), Yum-Yum/The Mikado (Opera Queensland), Frasquita/Carmen and First Niece/Peter Grimes (Cambridge Philharmonic), Atalanta/Serse (Iford Opera) and the title role in Handel’s Theodora (Opera Bergen). Kristy is also interested in performing new work, and received excellent reviews for her performances as Mag in Richard Wargo's Winners (Wexford Festival) and Elana in Llywelyn ap Myrddin’s The Crocodile (Tête à Tête). ​ Concert performances in Europe include Handel’s Messiah, Orff's Carmina Burana, Mozart's Coronation Mass (K. 317) and Exsultate, Jubilate (K. 165), Haydn's Creation, Nelson Mass and Kleine Orgelmesse and both Gounod's and Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle. Kristy has also performed solo Handel cantatas in Mainz and Engers with selected musicians from Musica Antiqua, Köln.  Kristy has won numerous awards in Australia, including the Herald Sun Aria, the National Oratorio Prize and the Robert Salzer scholarship at the National Liederfest. She has regularly been broadcast on Australian television and radio.
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