Krisztina Szabó

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Krisztina Szabó is a Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano opera singer who has performed in a number of operatic roles. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Szabó finished her postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She was awarded the Emerging Artist grant from the Canada Council. Ms. Szabó was a 1997 winner of the Mozart Competition, held under the auspices of the Canadian Opera Company, and in 1998 she joined the Canadian Opera's Ensemble Studio. It was with the Canadian Opera Ensemble Studio that she sang the title role in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, with which she made her European debut in Amsterdam.

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  • The Chicago Tribune exclaimed, "Krisztina Szabó stole her every scene with her powerful, mahogany voice and deeply poignant immersion in the empress' plight" after her performance of Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea.
  • She made her Lincoln Center début as Dorabella in Così fan tutte at the Mostly Mozart Festival where she was praised in the New York Times for being "clear, strong, stately and an endearingly vulnerable Dorabella."

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