Christina Kowalski, a native of Germany, joined the Puget Sound faculty in 2005. A graduate in music and drama from the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, Ms. Kowalski has been active in opera and concert music in both Europe and the United States. She has appeared in productions by the Frankfurt Opera Studio, Stadt-Theater Schiffenberg in Giessen, Orchester Gesellschaft in Frankfurt, and the Stadttheater in Eisenach. She performed an all-Schubert program by invitation of the Viennese Society for Young and Promising Talent, and in Frankfurt she was a member of the Lied-Klasse (master class series on German song) of Professor Charles Spencer, accompanist for Jessie Norman. In the United States Ms. Kowalski made her debut as Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Mark Theater in Portland. She has been in five productions with the Portland Opera and has performed in the Portland Summer Fest as well as Opera Coeur d’Alene. Her diverse repertoire includes roles in full productions of operas by Monteverdi, Beethoven, Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Stravinsky, Britten, and Menotti. Her concert performances have included engagements with Berliner Symphonie and the Bravo! Vancouver Orchestra in such repertoire as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bach’s Magnificat, and Bach Cantatas 51 and 140. In both 2001 and 2002 she took first prize in the Oregon District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
“I am glad to be a part of the Puget Sound faculty. I enjoy helping students understand, define, relish and preserve one of the most important cultural treasures of humanity: music!”