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Kristin Lewis



Kristin Lewis in action.
Kristin Lewis in Don Carlo (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

American soprano Kristin Lewis made her Royal Opera debut in 2017 as Elizabeth of Valois (Don Carlo).

Lewis was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She studied at the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Tennessee. Opera engagements include Mimì (La bohème) for Bavarian State Opera and La Fenice, Venice, Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) for Vienna State Opera, Aida for Vienna State Opera and Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Ginevra (Giordano’s La cena delle beffe) and Bess (Porgy and Bess) for La Scala, Milan, Leonora (Il trovatore) for La Fenice and Liceu, Barcelona, Elizabeth of Valois for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Maggio Musicale, Florence, and Nedda (Pagliacci) for Royal Danish Opera. She performs widely in concert in Europe and the USA.

Lewis has been a finalist in many international competitions, and was a winner at the Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition. She was named 2010 Artist of the Year by Savonlinna Opera Festival. In 2014 Lewis founded the Kristin Lewis Foundation to encourage talented musicians and encourage musical endeavours at all levels of performance.

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Cast change: Kristin Lewis to sing in Don Carlo

26 April 2017
Cast change: Kristin Lewis to sing in <em>Don Carlo</em>

American soprano to replace Krassimira Stoyanova in the role of Elizabeth of Valois.