An active performer dedicated to performing both early music and works by living composers, soprano KRISTINE HURST-WAJSZCZUK’s solo CD, The Secret Exit, was released in July 2020 by Naxos. It features the world premiere recording of a song cycle composed for her by celebrated composer Lori Laitman and a new piece by Diana Rosenblum. The 2018 world premiere performance of The Secret Exit was followed by European and Canadian premieres. Kristine also regularly appears with the Birmingham Art Music Alliance (BAMA), which promotes the music of living composers.
Recent engagements include Messiah with the Alabama Symphony, the title role in Dido & Aeneas with Bourbon Baroque, and the title role in Cavalli’s Erismena with the Amherst Early Music Festival. Other engagements include the Boulder Bach Festival and the Tuscaloosa Symphony, and regular recitals with Van Cliburn silver medalist Yakov Kasman. In a series of workshop performances with Opera Birmingham, she created the role of Mary Rose in Jody Landers’s new opera New Let Us Praise Famous Men, composed for Alabama’s bicentennial.
Kristine’s first solo recording of Dowland lute songs was released in 2008 by Centaur.
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