Kirsten Gunlogson - Mezzo-Soprano

Grammy nominated Mezzo-Soprano Kirsten Gunlogson’s voice has been described as “rich”, “creamy” and “beautifully dramatic”. Known for her convincing interpretation of trouser roles and charmingly feminine portrayals Ms. Gunlogson has distinguished herself as an impressive singing actress. Ms. Gunlogson has performed with Indianapolis Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Arizona Opera, Utah Opera, Tulsa Opera, Toledo Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Nashville Opera, Kentucky Opera, and Sarasota Opera. Some of these roles have included Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Hansel in Hänsel und Gretel, Meg Page in Falstaff, the title role in Iolanthe, The Mother in Amahl and The Night Visitors, Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Siebel in Faust, and the role of Dinah in Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti.

Recently, Ms. Gunlogson performed the role of Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with both Nashville Opera and Opera Columbus, Carmen with Nevada Opera, Maddalena in Rigoletto with Austin Lyric Opera and Siebel in Faust with Fresno Grand Opera as well as a Gala Celebration concert with Baltimore Opera.  Other recent engagements include the roles of Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte with Arizona Opera, Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Indianapolis Opera, and both Suzuki in Madame Butterfly and Tessa in The Gondoliers with the Utah Symphony & Opera.  Ms. Gunlogson also performed a Valentine’s Day concert with Mobile Opera, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339 with the Utah Symphony, and returned to Nashville Opera/Nashville Symphony as The Mother in Amahl and The Night Visitors, which was recently released on the Naxos label.   Other recent recordings include a performance of The Chinese Cup/A Herdsman/The White Cat in L’Enfant et les Sortileges with The Nashville Symphony, also released by the Naxos label, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Album in 2010.

Equally in demand as a concert and oratorio soloist Ms. Gunlogson debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2005 as the Alto Soloist in the Mozart Vesperae solennes de Confessore and Haydn’s Theresienmesse.  Ms. Gunlogson has also performed with The Nashville Symphony, The Utah Symphony, The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, The Fort Wayne Philharmonic, The Johnstown Symphony, The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, Charlottesville Oratorio Society, Utah Chamber Artists,  and The Fairfax Symphony in such works as Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony,  Mass in C and Missa Solemnis, Bachs St. John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Elijah, The Dream of Gerontius, The Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and The Rachmaninoff Vespers.