ABOUT KRISTINA COSTELLO
Kristina Costello is a coloratura soprano from Long Island, NY.
She has a wide range of experience covering many styles.
Most recently, Kristina was Romilda in Serse at the Chicago Summer Opera festival as well as Madame Goldentrill in The Impresario at Queens Summer Vocal Institute. Additionally, Kristina has held lead roles in numerous contemporary operas that premiered in the Pittsburgh area. In 2020, she won the Michael Mayes award at the Death by Aria Competition as part of the Utah Vocal Arts Academy. Kristina has attended various music programs including Chicago Summer Opera, QSVI, Classical Singing and New York in June, Utah Vocal Arts Academy, Songfest as a Colburn Fellow, Oyster Bay Music Festival, and the Savannah Voice Festival. While at SVF, she worked closely with composer Michael Ching as Dater #38 in his Speed Dating, Tonight! opera.
At New England Conservatory she was the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana, Despina in the Cosi fan tutte opera scenes, Flora in Turn of the Screw, and in the chorus of Dido and Aeneas.
During her time at Carnegie Mellon, she sang a wide plethora of roles and repertoire, including, Flora in Turn of the Screw, Zémire (cover) in Zémire et Azor, Young girl/ chorus in Le Nozze Di Figaro, and Almirena in Rinaldo. She was selected to perform a selection from Rinaldo at CMU’s commencement, singing Lascia ch’io pianga.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Carnegie Mellon University. Kristina is in her final year at New England Conservatory where she is pursuing her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance as part of the voice studio of Lisa Saffer. Kristina has a private virtual voice and piano studio. Besides singing, Kristina loves teaching private music lessons, playing the ukulele, and taking care of her pet bird, Luna.