Mezzo-soprano Kristin Dauphinais is highly regarded for her artistry and versatility. She has worked in a variety
of genres including musical theatre, opera, concert, oratorio, chamber music and solo recitals. Her performing career has taken her throughout the United States as well as internationally with tours in Italy, China, Australia and additional concert performances in Germany, Spain, Austria, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil and Luxembourg. Recent concerts include featured programs on the London Song Festival (UK), Carneggie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), the Tucson Desert Song Festival, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Opera Festival San Luis Potosì (Mexico) and the Saarburger Serenaden, International Chamber Music Festival in Saarburg, Germany.
As an orchestral soloist, Ms. Dauphinais is known for her performances of works by Manuel de Falla including Siete canciones populares Españolas, El amor brujo and El sombrero de tres picos with orchestras such as the Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony the Southern Arizona Symphony, and the Catalina Chamber orchestra. Additional performances as a featured soloist with orchestra include operatic arias and duets with Symphony Orchestra of Rio Grande do Norte (Natal, Brazil), Alban Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder with the Arizona Symphony, Mozart’s Exultate, jubilate with the Apperson Strings and again with the Cadillac Symphony Orchestra, and Easy to Love – a review of Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Jerome Kern with the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra as well as Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, Haydn’s The Creation, and Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Bruckner Te Deum, narrations with chamber orchestra in William Walton’s Façade, and Stravinsky’s A Soldiers Tale.
On the operatic stage, her recent roles include Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Mrs. McLean in Susanna, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Farnace in Mitridate Re di Ponto, the title role in Handel’s Xerxes, and the role of Ottone in the American professional première of Vivaldi’s Ottone in Villa for the 2007 Arizona Vivaldi Festival.
A Master teacher, Ms. Dauphinais has a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance, a MM in pedagogy and vocal performance and a doctorate in vocal performance. She has served on the faculty of AIMs in Graz,(Austria), Opera Festival de San Luis (Mexico) the Saarburger Serenaden-International Music Festival (Germany), has been the invited guest clinician for the National Association of Teachers of singing in Montana and Arizona, and given lectures and masterclasses nationally as well as internationally at the University of Costa Rica and UNAM in Mexico City. She is also a published author on topics of pedagogy, the Da Ponte Operas of Mozart and vocal science. Ms. Dauphinais is currently on the voice faculty of the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona in Tucson and a represented artist with Berger Artist Management.