Mezzo-soprano Kristin Behrmann is excited to be back at St. Petersburg Opera. In 2015 she covered the role of Rosina in St. Petersburg Opera’s production of Barber of Seville. Kristin returns to sing Giannetta, having debuted the role last season in New York with Amore Opera. Acclaimed as a “perfect Hansel” performing with “blustery bravado”, Kristin made her main stage debut in Opera Omaha’s production of Hansel & Gretel. Opera News praised her as having “the look, sincerity and wide range for Siébel” in Amore Opera’s production of Faust.
Last season, Kristin also performed the roles The Mother in Amahl, Mercedes in Carmen, and Inez in Il Trovatore with New Rochelle Opera, as well as Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito.
Past roles include: Sesto (Giulio Cesare), Siébel (Faust), Stephano (Roméo et Juliette), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Mrs. Page (Merry Wives of Windsor), Dorabella (Così fan Tutte), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), Tamara in Ben Moore’s Enemies, A Love Story, and Tessa (The Gondoliers). Kristin is a two-time winner of the Fé Bland Foundation Music Award. Kristin has a strong orchestral background and has played the violin since age four.
In her spare time, Kristin and her husband, tenor Christopher Nelson love restoring their historic row home in Ridgewood, NY.
ELIXIR OF LOVE 2017 – GIANNETTA
BARBER OF SEVILLE 2015 – ROSINA COVER