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Biography
Mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann is the recipient of the New York City Opera 2009 Richard F. Gold Career Grant and the 2008 Intermezzo Foundation Award, given by the prestigious Elardo International Opera Competition. Other recent awards include a special award presented by the Guilio Gari Foundation, the Silver Prize with Opera Index and a Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation grant for 2006-07 and 2008-09, Gerda Lissner second place award recipient. Ms. Swann is also a Metropolitan Opera Council award recipient. 

In the 2012-2013 season, she returns to the Metropolitan Opera for their revival of Die Walkure and their new production of Francesca da Rimini. She will return to the Bregenz Festival for their revival of Andrea Chenier. Ms. Swann will also return this fall to perform in concert with The Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In the 2010-2011 season, Ms. Swann has performed Handel’s Messiah with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the role of Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana with the Opera Orchestra of New York and conducted by Alberto Veronisi, making her Carnegie Hall debut. She made her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Tanglewood festival. She also covered Schwerleite in Die Walkure with the Metropolitan Opera, and performed at the Bregenz Festival in Austria in their production of Andrea Chenier.

In the prior season, Ms. Swann appeared as Emilia in Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin's The Firebrand of Florence with the Collegiate Chorale conducted by Ted Sperling and an opera gala concert with Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Swan also participated in various outreach programs with New York City Opera. She also returned to the New York City Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly.

Ms. Swann has also recently covered the title role of Margaret Garner in the New York premiere of Richard Danielpour's opera with New York City Opera and made her Avery Fisher Hall debut in Verdi's Requiem. In addition, she joined the roster of Opera Orchestra of New York for performances of Puccini's Edgar under Eve Queler. Ms. Swann has also appeared with Michigan Opera Theatre and the International Vocal Arts Institute, Israel.

A recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Swann was featured on the cover of the July 2007 issue of Opera News with acclaimed dramatic mezzo Dolora Zajick. Additionally, at the Manhattan School of Music she received critical acclaim in Vaughan-Williams' Riders to the Sea and as Madame de la Haltiere in Massenet's Cendrillon.
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