British-Australian soprano Kristy Swift has performed extensively in the UK and abroad. She recently sang the role of Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte for Mid Wales Opera, and Marzelline in Beethoven’s Leonore for the Buxton Festival. Prior to this, she was the featured soloist in the Strauss Gala UK and Turkey tour for two consecutive seasons with Raymond Gubbay.
Kristy has also sung the title role in Luigi Rossi’s Orpheus (cover), First Sprite/cover Noémie Cendrillon.
First Innocent/Young Woman (cover) Minotaur, all for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Other roles include Naiad Ariadne auf Naxos for West Green House Opera, Paquette Candide (The Barbican Centre and Leipzig Gewandhaus), Young Heidi Follies (Opéra de Toulon), Angelica Orlando and Norina Don Pasquale (Lyric Opera of Melbourne), Yum-Yum The Mikado (Opera Queensland), Atalanta Serse (Iford Opera), Despina Così fan tutte (Opera Lyrica), First Niece Peter Grimes and Frasquita Carmen (Cambridge Philharmonic).
Concert repertoire includes Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Haydn’s Creation and Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, K. 427, Gounod’s Messe Solennelle and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.
She is interested in performing new works and received excellent reviews for her performances as Mag in Richard Wargo’s Winners (Wexford Festival) and Elana in Llywelyn ap Myrddin’s The Crocodile (Tête à Tête).
Kristy graduated with Honours in voice from the University of Queensland, and was valedictorian of her year. She is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including Australia’s largest and most prestigious award for opera singers, the Herald Sun Aria (2006). She also won the National Oratorio Award in Canberra (2008) and the Robert Salzer scholarship at the Australian National Liederfest (2004).
She is broadcast regularly on Australian film and television, and her solo vocals are featured on the soundtrack of the recent Hollywood release, The Magnificent Seven.