Soprano Kristin Ezell (Narrator I, A Bird in Your Ear), formerly of Harlingen, Texas, received two degrees: a master of music from Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor of music from Boston University. Last April, she made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Weill Music Institute’s 2007 Carnegie Hall Osvaldo Golijov / Dawn Upshaw Workshop for Composers and Singers in the world premiere of Scenes by Johannes Lauer. Ezell was a semifinalist for the 2008 Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year competition. Roles and performances include Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, the cover of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with New Jersey Opera Theater, Cathleen in Riders to the Sea by Vaughan Williams, the First and Second Ladies in Die Zauberflöte, and Grace in Annie. She is cofounder of American Music Productions, with which she created the lead role of Wife in Seymour Barab's new opera, Everyone Has To Be Free, commissioned by AMP.
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