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Kristin Darragh

Born in New Zealand, mezzo soprano Kristin Darragh made her debut at the age of 23 with The New Zealand Opera as Fyodor in Mussorsky’s Boris Godunov, before leaving New Zealand to study at The Royal Academy of Music, London.

Since graduating with distinction, Kristin has returned regularly to perform on her national opera stage. Both an Emerging Artist and a Young Artist with the company, Kristin's roles for New Zealand Opera include Olga (Eugene Onegin), Amastre (Xerses), Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly.)

Kristin joined the ensemble at Theater Lüneburg, Germany from 2012 - 2015. In her three seasons there Kristin performed the roles of Olga (Eugene Onegin), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Alice (Lucia di Lammermoor), Charlotte (Werther), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte) , Carmen in a Music Theater piece written for an actress and a singer titled ‘Wir, Carmen’, Maddalena (Rigoletto), Frau M (Neues vom Tage), der Kater (der Gesteifelter Kater) and Sally Bowells (Cabaret).

Other operatic experience includes Erda (Das Rheingold) and La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica) for LidalNorthOpera, Oslo. UK experience includes Zita (Gianni Schicchi) and the title role in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia for the Royal Academy of Music, Florence Pike (Albert Herring) and Stewardess (Flight) for British Youth Opera, The Musico (Manon Lescaut) for Opera Holland Park and Baba the Turk (The Rake’s Progress) for Dartington Opera.

Upcoming for Kristin in 2017 is Mercedes and the cover of Carmen for New Zealand Opera.
Since 2009 Kristin has studied with renowned New York based voice teacher Patricia McCaffrey.