Kirsten Arnold is most known for her portrayal of the title role of SALOME, which she has sung at the
Metropolitan Opera, Opera Hong Kong, and with Florida Grand Opera. Her Carnegie
Hall debut came on two days’ notice when she sang the fiendishly difficult role of Maria in Richard Strauss’ FRIEDENSTAG with the American Symphony Orchestra. She first joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in 2016 as a cover of Isolde in TRISTAN UND ISOLDE and rejoined the Metropolitan Opera roster for DIE WALKÜRE.
Highlights for 2019-23 include a return to the Metropolitan Opera as cover for Marie in WOZZECK, a return to Odyssey Opera to sing the title role in Strauss’ DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA, making both her house and role debut with Indianapolis Opera as Donna Anna in DON GIOVANNI and with Opera Orlando as Marchesa del Poggio in UN GIORNO DI REGNO, and performing Leonore in FIDELIO with St. Petersburg Opera.
In concert, she performed scenes from the title role of LORELEY by Catalani for Teatro Grattacielo, GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG at the Vienna Summer Music Festival, bel canto and verismo concerts with Maestra Eve Queler, Opera at Florham, Opera Orlando, Permian Basin Opera, St. Petersburg Opera. and with the Concert Opera of Greater Chicago singing selections from Verdi operas. She returned as Guest Soloist for the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia and Shreveport Opera’s 25th Anniversary Gala. She also created a new opera with White Snake Projects in Boston and a new feature opera film FREYDIS AND GUDRID. She performed recitals and concerts at several universities: with Orchestra Ogden at Weber State University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Houston.
Upcoming for 2024 are scenes from Donizetti, Verdi, & Wagner operas with Renegade Music & Concerts and orchestral concerts with the Monterrey Summer Opera Festival. Kirsten is most excited to be debuting the role of Mrs. Poe in THE VOYAGE OF EDGAR ALLEN POE with her favorite company, Odyssey Opera.
Engagements for 2017-18 include Infantin in DER ZWERG with Odyssey Opera in Boston, the Angel in Angels in America for New York City Opera, ERWARTUNG with The Orchestra Now, Guest Soloist for selections from DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER and DIE WALKÜRE at the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia, and the title role of SALOME with Florida Grand Opera. Her 2014-16 seasons began with her exciting debut in the title role of SALOME at Opera Hong Kong, and also she debuted Foreign Princess in RUSALKA at Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Leonore in FIDELIO for New Amsterdam Opera. For Opéra de Rennes, she reprised the role of Elsa in LOHENGRIN.
Her European debut in 2013-14 was with Savonlinna Opera Festival as Elsa in LOHENGRIN. She also appeared as a featured soloist in excerpts from LOHENGRIN with the Oulu Symphony in both Oulu and Helsinki and later at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg in concerts for Savonlinna Opera Festival. Ms. Arnold reprised the role of Elsa in LOHENGRIN for the Hong Kong Arts Festival. In concert she performed Isolde’s Liebestod from TRISTAN UND ISOLDE with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Brünnhilde’s Entrance from DIE WALKÜRE with Orchestra Kentucky.
Ms. Arnold 2011-12 season began with a cover of the title role of TURANDOT with Arizona Opera and a concert performance of the title role of TOSCA with Opera Saratoga, followed by a staged performance of TOSCA with the Martha Cardona Opera and a return as Santuzza in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA. At Toledo Opera she covered the title role in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS and sang Nedda in PAGLIACCI with the Bronx Opera. A champion of new music, Ms. Arnold has been recorded on the Newport Classics Label and has appeared with American Lyric Theater & American Opera Projects.