Krista Marie Laskowski
Lauded for her “flowering, darkly rich voice” (Boston Classical Rteview) and “natural, easy stage presence, and ample vocal gift”, mezzo-soprano Krista Marie Laskowski is “adding an engaging zest” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) to the American opera and concert stage. Ms. Laskowski was most recently seen as the Marquise de Merteuil in the Boston premiere of Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons, where she was hailed for being “flamboyantly evil in a way that’s so very fun to watch” (New England Theatre Geek).
Ms. Laskowski will be a Resident Artist with Indianapolis Opera this Fall, where she will be making her mainstage debut in La Traviata.
Previous operatic performances include Meg March (Little Women), Siebel (Faust), Amastre (Serse), Florence Pike (Albert Herring), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), La suora infermiera (Suor Angelica), Olga (Die lustige witwe), The Witch (Hansel and Gretel), La Ciesca (Buoso’s Ghost), Ethel (Again), Bride (Avow), Franca Nacarelli (The Light in the Piazza), Rinaldo* (Rinaldo), and Asakir* (Sumeida’s Song).
As a Young Artist with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Ms. Laskowski covered the roles of Aldonza, Antonia, and the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha. During her time as a Studio Artist with Central City Opera, she performed scenes as Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia)
and Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia). Ms. Laskowski has also performed with Odyssey Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, MetroWest Opera, New Voices Opera and the Bay View Music Festival.
Concert credits include the Alto Soloist in Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Bach BWV 39 “Brich dem Hungregin dein Brot”, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach BWV 172 “Erschallet, ihe Lieder”, Mezzo soloist in Saint-Saëns “Oratorio de Noël”, and a staged version of the song cycle From the Diary of Virginia Woolf by Dominick Argento.
Ms. Laskowski earned both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is a native of Canandaigua, New York.