Hailed by The New York Times as a “highlight” in performance, Kirsten Allegri, mezzo-soprano, brings engaging vocalism, dynamic stage presence and sincere musical interpretation to the operatic and concert stage. Critical acclaim from National Public Radio declares, “If Allegri keeps this up, it won’t be long before she garners a reputation as the first great mezzo of the 21st century!”
Highlighted concert engagements include: world premier of James Eakin’s “Flowers Over the Graves of War” with Distinguished Concerts International (Carnegie Hall),“Ellingboe Requiem,” featuring Bradley Ellingboe as conductor and composer (Carnegie Hall), Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass (Carnegie Hall), Mozart Requiem (Lincoln Center), in recital performed with “sincerity and elegance” as proclaimed by New York Concert Review (Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall), Rossini Stabat Mater (Fairfield Concert Hall), and Faure’s “La bonne chanson” with piano quintet (Aspen Music Festival).
Notable opera roles include title role of Cendrillon with Aspen Music Festival singing “splendidly,” according to The Aspen Times, cover of Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena) with Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Dama (Macbeth) and Sylviane (Merry Widow) with West Bay Opera, and Fairy Queen (Iolanthe) with Lyric Theatre of San Jose.
Prior to receiving a Masters in Music from the Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Allegri lived in Paris, France studying the French language. A native of Gresham, Oregon, she holds dual degrees with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Santa Clara University.
Ms. Allegri resides in New York.