Kristin Morant - Coloratura Soprano
Kristin Morant


At New York City's Carnegie Hall in April 2009, Kristin Morant "brought the audience to its feet" (Standard-Examiner Utah) with her crystalline voice and sparkling interpretation of the "Bell Song" from Lakmé. Morant has had similar success across the country with a performance of Glière's Concerto for Coloratura Soprano at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Upcoming appearances will take Morant to Chicago's Symphony Hall in 2011.

Morant's effervescent opera performances have included many of the most spectacular coloratura roles in the repertory. Opera engagements have included Queen of the Night in Mozart's Magic Flute with Twin Cities Lyric Theatre, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Elisa in Il rè pastore, Olympia in Les contes d'Hoffmann and Cécile in the midwestern premiere of Susa's The Dangerous Liaisons—all with the University of Minnesota Opera Theatre. On the Minnesota Opera's Midwestern Tour, she appeared as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro and the Narrator Bat in the premiere of Carla Alcorn's The Cat Who Walks by Himself. With the Minnesota Opera, she has also appeared in Les contes d'Hoffmann, Street Scene, and Die Zauberflöte. Other roles premiered include the Oracle in Shirley Mier's The Oracle at Delphi and Marcantonio in the Minnesota Opera's premiere of Dominick Argento's Casanova's Homecoming.

On the concert stage, Kristin Morant's most recent successes number performances with World Projects' musical festivals--including the New York Wind Festival at Carnegie Hall in April 2009 where she performed the "Bell Song" from Lakmé. At the Los Angeles International Band and Orchestral Festival at Disney Concert Hall, Kristin Morant joined the Weber University Symphonic Band for a transcription of Gliere's Concerto for Coloratura Soprano. She enjoys a warm relationship with Utah's Weber University, where she has performed Carmina Burana on two occasions, and a reprise of the Glière Concerto for Coloratura Soprano. Other concert performances include the treble role in George Crumb's The Ancient Voices of Children with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Rose-in-Bloom from The Rose of Persia with the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company.

Kristin Morant has been the recipient of the Schuessler Vocal Fellowship, the Schubert Club Special Opportunities Grant and the Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunities Grant. She earned her Master of Music degree from University of Minnesota under the tutelage of Barbara Kierig.

In recording, Kristin Morant can be heard with the Exultate Choir and Orchestra in Emmanuel.

Kristin Morant also instructs voice and piano and has been an voice instructor for the University of Minnesota. She maintains a studio of voice and piano students at her home in St. Paul, MN.