This season, Krisztina Szabó, makes her Berlin début singing George Benjamin’s opera, Into the Little Hill with Mahler Chamber Orchestra; appears with Tafelmusik in both Steffani: Drama & Devotion and Händel’s Messiah; makes her St. Louis Symphony début in Händel’s Messiah and her Early Music Seattle début in Pergolesi Stabat Mater. She is be featured soloist with the NAC Orchestra, Ottawa, for the world première of Ian Cusson’s Where There’s A Wall, and she is featured soloist for Pax Christi Chorale’s world premiere performance of Miziwe (Everywhere…) by Barbara Craoll. She will also be performing the Canadian premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s opera,The Raven, for the New Music Festival at the University of Toronto and returns to Against the Grain Theatre in Claude Vivier’s only opera, Kopernikus.
In the 2017-18 season, Krisztina Szabó made her Royal Opera and Netherlands Opera débuts in George Benjamin’s new opera, Lessons in Love and Violence. She also appeared as Angel/Marie in Benjamin’s Written on Skin for both Opera Philadelphia and the Holland Festival, and as Dido in both Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and Aeneas and Dido (James Rolfe) with Toronto Masque Theatre, Toronto. She appeared in concert with Pax Christi Chorale (Bruckner’s Te Deum), Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (Wagner Wesendonck Lieder), Arion Baroque Orchestra (Bach Mass in A Major), Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (Sokolovic’ Pesma), Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Händel’s Messiah).
In 2015, she was nominated twice for a Dora Award for Outstanding Female Performance for her work with the Canadian Opera Company and with Tapestry Opera.
On top of her busy performing schedule, Ms. Szabó is a professor of Voice Studies at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and has been invited to give guest masterclasses at universities across Canada.