Kristin K. Vogel
A Texas native, Ms. Vogel fell in love with opera at an early age watching productions at Houston Grand Opera.
As an artist, Ms. Vogel is known for her intensity onstage, her work ethic and her congeniality. She has been lauded for her powerful, lyric voice; her control; and her musicality. Ms. Vogel believes in making the timeless messages of classic operas resonate with modern audiences through musical and dramatic honesty, and is committed to the advancement of contemporary works. From grand opera to operetta and non-tonal pieces, Ms. Vogel exhibits versatility and a willingness to try anything, stemming from a true love of music and singing. As a child, she showed promise as a performer, taking piano lessons and ballet, in addition to participating in the Houston Children’s Choir and Glen Ellen Children’s Chorus.
Ms. Vogel went on to receive music degrees from the University of Southern California (BM), studying voice with Elizabeth Hynes; and from Manhattan School of Music (MM), where she studied under some of the nation's top music professionals, including the renowned vocal technician Joan Caplan. Ms. Vogel distinguished herself in Opera Scenes performance classes with Ken Merrill, and as Cleopatra in the Baroque Aria Ensemble production of Giulio Cesare.
Ms. Vogel currently studies voice with Maria Spacagna.
In addition to her academic education, Ms. Vogel has grown as a performer through intensive apprentice programs and study abroad, including a choral tour of Germany, Prague and Vienna, and multiple trips to Italy for language and vocal study.
Ms. Vogel currently splits her time between residences in Seattle and New York City.