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Nowlain, Kristine - Soprano

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The “electric” Swedish-American soprano Kristine Nowlain is committed to finding a deep connection to her artistry through constantly seeking relevance, nuance and complexity in her interpretation, choice of repertoire and collaborations. In the fall of 2020, she debuted as Despina in Così fan tutte on tour with Malmö Opera, directed by Jonas Österberg Nilsson. In February 2020 she debuted as Cupido in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers at Malmö Opera, directed by Elisabeth Linton and conducted by Tobias Ringborg. 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 with Rickard Söderberg, directed by Melker Sörensen.
 
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.
 
Her current engagements include Olga in Die lustige Witwe as well as cover for Hanna Glawari and Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe), with a number of planned performances as Hanna. She will sing in Drømmedøden with Øresunds Opera in Denmark and Sweden in the spring of 2022.
 
During the 2019/20 season at Malmö Opera covered Tytania (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and in 2018 she covered Maria in Bernstein’s West Side Story. Some of her favorite performed roles (in part and/or complete) are Calisto (Cavalli’s La Calisto), Geraldine (Barber’s A Hand of Bridge), Zerlina (Mozart’s Don Giovanni), Despina (Mozart’s Così fan tutte), Laetitia (Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief) and Susanna (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro). 
 
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 and was featured as the soloist at Gävle Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Concert, 2019. She was selected to participate in the Mirjam Helin Singing Competition in Helsinki, 2019 as well as the 2020 Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition, which was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19.
 
Kristine has also found her artistic voice in lieder, chamber music, music composed by women and through a wide variety of projects, including a collaboration with composer Andrea Tarrodi and director/librettist Helena Röhr to commission a new opera.
 
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.