Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann has been hailed for her beautiful and rich voice, as well as her captivating presence on stage. The Washington Post declared, “Krysty Swann has a voice, and she knows how to use it…[She] displayed an instrument of immense power, natural beauty of tone and luscious legato line.” The Philadelphia-born, New York-based mezzo-soprano also had the pleasure of being featured on the cover of Opera News with the great Dolora Zajick.
Ms. Swann will open the 2023/24 season as Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking for The Metropolitan Opera, followed by the Mother in New Orleans Opera’s production of Blue, Cousin Blanche in Champion with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Shönberg’s Gurre-Lieder with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and Sanctuary Road with Princeton Pro Musica.
Last season, Swann returned to The Metropolitan Opera as Cousin Evelyn in Champion, and sang Rossweisse in Detroit Opera’s The Valkyries, Elijah with Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, The Ordering of Moses for Oberlin Conservatory, and Handel’s Messiah for Pacific Symphony. [read more...]
"...plumy tone was natural, never forced, and whose musicality was beautiful..." – New York Concert Review
Mozart's Requiem – “… Joined by a fabulous mezzo-soprano, new to me, Krysty Swann, whose plumy tone was natural, never forced, and whose musicality was beautiful.”
"...displayed an instrument of immense power, natural beauty of tone, and luscious legato line..." – The Washington Post
Phillip's Collection Recital – “Krysty Swann has a voice and she knows how to use it, as she showed in an hour-long recital at the Phillips Collection on Sunday afternoon. The Detroit born mezzo-soprano, whose star has been rising since she was featured a few years ago in the New York City Opera’s production of Richard Danielpour’s opera Margaret Garner, displayed an instrument of immense power, natural beauty of tone, and luscious legato line.”
“Swann soars in season closer! She has a warm, powerful voice and strong technical skills which she applies intelligently to the music. She showed her versatility and attractive stage personality in a range of arias, from the dramatic to the coquettish!” – Tonight/Music
KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Concert – “Swann soars in season closer! She has a warm, powerful voice and strong technical skills which she applies intelligently to the music. She showed her versatility and attractive stage personality in a range of arias, from the dramatic to the coquettish!”
"...has a range from comic to despair..." – NewsNotes Dance Blog
Intimate Apparel – "The role of Mayme, one of Esther’s best friends, is that of a prostitute, but is a role that has a range from the comic to despair, which proved to be a vehicle for yet another compelling performance. This one coming from Krysty Swann who heightens both the comic moments and dramatic moments in her singing and acting displaying her versatility."
"...voluptuous mezzo..." – The Wall Street Journal
Intimate Apparel – "Krysty Swann’s voluptuous mezzo brought a louche ease to Mayme..."
"Almost stole the show..." – Times Square Chronicle
Intimate Apparel – "Almost stealing the show is Krysty Swann as Mayme. Her love for Songbird, which turns out to be George is filled with love, longing and lust and when she has to give him up it is painful."