Nowlain, Kristine - Soprano

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Nowlain, KristineSoprano
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Nowlain, KristineSoprano
Nowlain, KristineSoprano
Nowlain, KristineSoprano


The “electric” Swedish-American soprano Kristine Nowlain is committed to finding a deep connection to her artistry through constantly seeking relevance, nuance and complexity in her interpretation, choice of repertoire and collaborations.
Kristine was born and raised in San Francisco, California in a Swedish-American family. She has studied voice in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Stockholm and Malmö. In 2012 she graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a B.A. in Music and minors in Sociology and Latin American Studies. She completed her Bachelors in June, 2018 at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In June, 2020 she completed her Masters from Malmö Opera Academy/Malmö Academy of Music.
Kristine will sing the role of Vita in the world premiere of Andrea Tarrodi’s opera 2021 in the autumn of 2023, later singing the role of Emma in Flurry Tales/Vinteryra on the main stage at Malmö Opera.
In the spring of 2022 she sang in the world premiere of Drømmedøden with Nordic Opera in Denmark and Sweden. She sang High Priestess in Verdi’s Aida at Opera Hedeland during the summer of 2022 and finished the year singing in two children’s operas at Malmö Operaverkstan: Trasmaja in L.J. Werle’s Väntarna and Augusta in the world premiere of Snösystern by Magnus Johansson.
In the autum of 2021, she was the cover for Hanna Glawari and Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe). She performed 9 shows as Hanna and 4 as Valencienne. In the fall of 2020, she debuted as Despina in Così fan tutte on tour with Malmö Opera, directed by Jonas Österberg Nilsson. In February 2020 she debuted at Malmö Opera as Cupido in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers, directed by Elisabeth Linton and conducted by Tobias Ringborg. During the 2019/20 season at Malmö Opera Kristine covered Tytania (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and in 2018 she covered Maria in Bernstein’s West Side Story. Some of her favorite performed roles (in part and/or complete) are Calisto (Cavalli’s La Calisto), Zerlina (Mozart’s Don Giovanni), Despina (Mozart’s Così fan tutte), Laetitia (Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief) and Susanna (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro). 
In concert, Kristine has worked with conductors such as Patrik Ringborg, Tobias Ringborg, Jakob Hultberg, Maike Bühle, Fredrik Malmberg, Cecilia Martin-Löf, Florian Benfer, and Sofia Winiarski, as well as been the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elias at Berliner Philharmonie, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Johannespassion and Weihnachtsoratorium among other works. In 2019 she sang with Malmö Opera Orchestra at Malmö Festivalen and was featured as the soloist at Gävle Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Concert, 2019. She was selected to participate in the Mirjam Helin Singing Competition in Helsinki, 2019 as well as the 2022 Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition.
Kristine has also found her artistic voice in lieder, chamber music, music composed by women and through a wide variety of projects, including a collaboration with composer Andrea Tarrodi and director/librettist Helena Röhr to commission a new opera. She regularly performs a concert program of female composers from Sweden, England and France with pianist Annika Bjelk and violinist Inga Zeppezauer.
She has received scholarships from Fredrika Bremer Förbundet, Familjen John Anderssons i Anderslöv Stiftelse, Anders Sandrews Stiftelse, Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, Torsten Tegstams Scholarship, Royal College of Music Scholarship, Royal Swedish Academy of Music Scholarship and more.