Hailed by The New York Times as a “vibrant soprano … with a secure, appealing sound and eye-opening volume,” and Opera News as “a voluminous, steel-edged soprano,” Rebecca Krynski recently received her Professional Studies Certificate and Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music, during which she received the Mae Zenke Orvis Scholarship in Opera Studies, and upon commencement, received the 2012 Richard F. Gold Career Grant. Performances with MSM Opera Theatre include the title role in Massenet’s Thaïs, John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles (Rosina), Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) and La vida breve (Salud). Ms. Krynski also sang the role of Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff in Thomas Muraco’s Opera Repertory Ensemble, and was a participant of Warren Jones’ Singer’s Seminar. Ms. Krynski was also the first place winner of MSM’s highly competitive Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition for Voice, and the second place winner of the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition.
The recipient of the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation Inc. Award in the 2013 Liederkranz Competition, Ms. Krynski was also Southeastern Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2011). Previously, she received an Encouragement Award in the North Carolina district (2010).
Recently, Ms. Krynski sang the role of Cynthia in a workshop production of Two Boys by Nico Muhly with the Metropolitan Opera, and covered the role of Amaltea in Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto with New York City Opera. She was an Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera in the summers of 2012 and 2013, where she sang the Fifth Maid in Strauss’ Elektra, and covered the roles of Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. In July 2011, Ms. Krynski sang the role of Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte as a Seagle Music Colony Young Artist.
Prior to moving to Manhattan, Ms. Krynski graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina, where she sang leading roles in The Light in the Piazza, Our Town, Les contes d‘Hoffmann, Die Zauberflöte, Gianni Schicchi and Acis and Galatea. She was also featured as a solosit in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Handel’s Solomon.