NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
UPCOMING ROLES FOR 2019:
Luci Baines Johnson - Lady Bird: First Lady of the Land, Mollicone
Nanetta - Falstaff, Verdi
BSLO BRINGS 5 PERFORMANCES OF VERDI’S FALSTAFF TO BAY AREA LOCATIONS! CHECK HERE FOR DETAILS.
I’ll be singing the role of Nanetta in Verdi’s final comedic masterpiece, Falstaff!
Verdi’s sophisticated Shakespearean comedy Falstaff brimming with backfired plans, failed disguises, and uproarious personalities comes to our ‘Opera in the Park’ series. This brilliant opera—Verdi’s last—features one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters: the rotund and lovably oafish knight Falstaff, from the Bard’s Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor. In this operatic take, Falstaff attempts to seduce two wealthy (and married) women—but they concoct their own scheme to expose him for a fool.
In addition to the ticketed venues, you can also catch this performance at any of our ‘Opera in the Park’ shows, free to the public:
Kristin Genis-Lund, lyric coloratura soprano, has performed extensively throughout Northern California in musical theatre, oratorio, opera and recitals.
Concert appearances include Brahm’s German Requiem, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessor and Bruckner’s Te Deum, in addition to a recording a live performance of Dr. Ron Kean's The American Hymn Mass with The Choral Project.
Ms. Genis-Lund has been active in mainstage productions of West Bay Opera, Opera San Jose, Bay Shore Lyric Opera as well as other Bay Area Opera companies. Roles include Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Sophie in Massenet’s Werther, Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Oscar in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Gretel in Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel, Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen, Manon in the title role of Massenet's opera, and Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale.
Musical theatre roles include Laurey in Peninsula Musical Theater’s Oklahoma! and Maria in Peninsula Center Stage’s West Side Story. In 2015, Ms. Genis-Lund sang as soprano soloist with the orchestral ensemble Rosin Coven for the world premiere of The Stupid Joke, an original staged mini-opera based on one of Edward Gorey's illustrated stories for the 16th Annual Edwardian Ball in San Francisco & Los Angeles.
Ms. Genis-Lund was the first place winner in 3 consecutive NATS Competitions for Art Song and Opera and a finalist in the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra Vocalist Competition. She presently studies with Pamela Fry in Palo Alto