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Nowlain, Kristine - Soprano

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Nowlain, KristineSoprano
Nowlain, KristineSoprano

Biography

The “electric” Swedish-American soprano Kristine Nowlain finished her second year at the Malmö Opera Academy in June, 2020. This fall, she has debuted as Despina in Così fan tutte at Malmö Opera, directed by Jonas Österberg Nilsson. In February, she debuted as Cupido in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers at Malmö Opera, directed by Elisabeth Linton and conducted by Tobias Ringborg.
 
Kristine was born and raised in San Francisco, California in a Swedish-American family. She has studied voice in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Stockholm and Malmö. In 2012 she graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a B.A. in Music and minors in Sociology and Latin American Studies. She completed her Bachelors in June, 2018 at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In June, 2020 she completed her Masters from Malmö Opera Academy/Malmö Academy of Music.
 
During the autumn of 2019, she toured southern Sweden with 32 performances of Vår Bästa Tid – En Jubileumsturné: a show celebrating Malmö Opera’s 75th anniversary together with Rickard Söderberg, directed by Melker Sörensen.
 
During the 2019/20 season she was the cover for Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Britten) and in 2018 she was the cover for Maria in Bernstein’s West Side Story, both on Malmö Opera’s main stage. Some of her favorite performed roles (in part and/or complete) are Calisto (La Calisto, Cavalli), Geraldine (A Hand of Bridge, Barber), Zerlina (Don Giovanni, Mozart), Despina (Così fan tutte, Mozart), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte, Mozart), Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief, Menotti) and Adina (L’elisir d’amore, Donizetti). 
 
In concert, Kristine has worked with conductors such as Fredrik Malmberg, Patrik Ringborg, Tobias Ringborg, Jakob Hultberg, Florian Benfer, Cecilia Martin-Löf, Maike Bühle and Sofia Winiarski, as well as been the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elias at Berliner Philharmonie, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Johannespassion and Weihnachtsoratorium as well as Respighi’s Il Tramonto, among other works. In 2019 she sang with Malmö Opera Orchestra at Malmö Festivalen for an audience of 5,000 people. She was featured as the soloist at Gävle Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Concert, 2019.
 
Kristine has also found her artistic voice in lieder, chamber music, music composed by women and through a wide variety of projects.
 
She has received scholarships from Fredrika Bremer Förbundet, Familjen John Anderssons i Anderslöv Stiftelse, Anders Sandrews Stiftelse, Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, Torsten Tegstams Scholarship, Royal College of Music Scholarship, Royal Swedish Academy of Music Scholarship and more.