Kristen Choi Biography

Mezzo-soprano, Kristen Choi, has been hailed by Opera News as a “powerhouse in the making” for her portrayal of Suzuki in Madame Butterfly. In the upcoming 2019 season she will be debuting the role of Murasaki in Onsite Opera’s debut production of Murasaki’s Moon. This will be in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In the 2017-2018 season she made a role debut as Hermia in Virginia Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and also went on her first national Broadway tour with the Lincoln Center Production of The King and I understudying the role of Lady Thiang. Following the tour, she made her house debut singing Suzuki in Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production of Madame Butterfly. She had another house debut and role debut with Ruth Sherwood in Bernstein’s Wonderful Town with the Seattle Symphony. During the 2016-2017 season she made her European debut at theThéâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and the Opéra National de Bordeaux reprising her role asPaquette in Bernstein’s Candide.Making her Kennedy Center debut, Miss Choi sang the role of Suzuki in Jun Kaneko’s production of Madame Butterfly at Washington National Opera. She also returned as a Santa Fe Opera apprentice to perform in the ensemble of the world premiere of Mason Bates’s Opera, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.