Kristen Watson

Kristen  Watson

Kristen Watson

Soprano Kristen Watson has made solo appearances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Classical Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, Handel and Haydn Society, and Boston Baroque at such venues as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Boston’s Symphony Hall. Opera audiences have heard Ms. Watson in productions with Odyssey Opera, Opera Boston, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera New England, Boston University Opera Institute, Opera Providence, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Five College Opera, and Intermezzo Opera in such roles as Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the Voice of the Fountain in Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar, directed by Peter Sellars. Ms. Watson has been awarded both the Virginia Best Adams Fellowship at the Carmel Bach Festival and the Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellowship with Emmanuel Music, and has spent the past decade as an outreach artist with Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble, making classical music accessible to neglected and incarcerated youth. A versatile crossover artist, Ms. Watson performed as a featured soprano alongside internationally renowned Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis and shared the stage with veteran actress Shirley Jones in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. She has made several solo appearances with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, including their Holiday Pops and Mozart’s Greatest Hits programs, and frequent appearances with other New England-based organizations such as the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, A Far Cry, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival, Aston Magna Festival, Cape Cod Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Plymouth Philharmonic. Originally from Kansas, Ms. Watson holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Boston University.