ABOUT KRISTINA COSTELLO
Kristina Costello is a coloratura soprano from Long Island, NY.
She has a wide range of experience covering many styles.
Kristina will be Romilda in Serse at the Chicago Summer Opera festival. Additionally Kristina has held lead roles in multiple contemporary operas 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 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 opera, "Speed Dating Tonight”.
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.
At New England Conservatory she was the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana as well as Despina in the Cosi fan tutte opera scenes and in the chorus of Dido and Aeneas.
She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Carnegie Mellon University. Kristina is studying at New England Conservatory where is pursuing her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance as part of the voice studio of Lisa Saffer. Kristina has a private voice and piano studio in Long Island, NY and Boston, MA. Besides singing, Kristina loves teaching private music lessons, playing the ukulele, and taking care of her pet bird, Luna.