Kristin Lawler, mezzo-soprano
Photography by Kent Smith Photography
With an eclectic range of experience Kristin finds herself hired for a variety of engagements throughout the year. As a singer her talents and training varies from classical styles such as opera, oratorio, and art song, to more contemporary genres such as musical theater, pop, and jazz. Regardless of repertoire Kristin embraces the voice as a living, breathing instrument and celebrates the wide range of sounds it can uniquely produce.
This past fall Kristin returned to her alma mater, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, as Ruggiero in their November production of Händel's Alcina. Kristin spent last summer as Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte, Mozart) in Washington D.C. with the Prague Summer Nights Young Artist Music Festival. During her residency Kristin had the opportunity perform in both the main stage show and participate in an Opera Aria Gala for the director of the Washington National Opera's Young Artist Program, Robert Ainsley.
In the short time Kristin has been in Boston she has held roles with esteemed professional companies such as Emmanuel Music (The Beggar’s Opera), Opera del West (Cendrillon), and Boston Opera Collaborative (Annual Opera Bites Event). Kristin's most recent professional engagement was covering the lead role (Autumn) and serving as the Assistant Director for Helios Opera in their upcoming filmed modular opera production of Service Provider by Christopher Weiss. As an active onstage performer through her Master’s program she took on main-stage roles include, Baba (The Medium, Menotti), Manja (Countess Maritza, Kálmán) and covering the role of Cinna (Lucio Silla, Mozart).
Named the “Nancy P. Marriott Scholar” Kristin received her Masters in Voice Performance in May 2020 from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA, She received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance with emphasis in Opera and Musical Theatre from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She currently studies voice with Carol Mastrodomenico. In addition to her life as a performer Kristin fills the remainder of her time teaching music. As a Performing Arts Faculty member at Stonehill College she currently serves as both the Studio Voice instructor and the Director of the Collegiate Chorale.
Kristin firmly believes that her duty as both a performer and teacher is to give others a voice. Whether it’s serving as a conduit for the composer’s message or encouraging others to find their own, the world we live in needs more people to speak up, sing out, and be heard.