OPERA + NEW WORKS + JAZZ + MORE
NEW CLASSICAL WORKS AND NEW STAGES
Soprano Cristin Colvin is dedicated to bringing art music to the most unexpected places. Cristin stage directed and premiered the role of the Locust in Locust: The Opera by Anne Guzzo at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, took the production overseas to Morocco. Ms. Colvin and the creative team for Locust are currently planning future performances around the US and Europe in 2021 and 2022.
With Denver Immersive Opera she appeared in the Jazz Trio in Trouble in Tahiti, staged at the BarFly Denver, appeared as Giovanna in the company’s all-female reboot of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (“Giovanna’s”) at Diebolt Brewing Company, and is slated to appear as Phaino in the company’s regional premiere of Kate Soper’s Here Be Sirens in summer 2021.
Additional premieres and recordings are planned for 2021 in collaboration with composers Cedric Theys and Anne Guzzo.
Cristin welcomes other opportunities to collaborate on new or recent works. She has covered the role of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and acted as the dancing statue “Religion” in the world premiere of Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg at the Castleton Festival, premiered songs by Griffin Candey, and produced an interactive arts salon series of new works by young composers at Denver’s Redline Contemporary Art Center.
On the traditional opera stage, Ms. Colvin has appeared with the Castleton Festival, Sugar Creek Opera, Boulder Opera Company, and the Denver Opera Collective, performing such roles as Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore), Damon (Acis and Galatea), Florencia (Florencia en el Amazonas), Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Euridice (Orphée et Euridice), Donnas Anna and Elvira and Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Beth (Little Women).
JAZZ + MORE
In her many turns as a freelance musician in the Mile High City, Cristin has sung with her own jazz combos around Denver metro and the Front Range, produced contemporary classical chamber music with Redline Contemporary Art Center, worked as a soprano and alto section leader in local churches, and performed as vocalist and keyboardist with country-rock and goth bands.
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