Lauded for her “flowering, darkly rich voice” (Boston Classical Review) and “natural, easy stage presence, and ample vocal gift”, mezzo-soprano Krista Laskowski is “adding an engaging zest” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) to the American opera and concert stage.
In 2022, Laskowski joined Opera Tampa as Endora in The Witching Hour and created the role of Amanda in Out Loud; covered Prince Orlofsky in The Bat’s Revenge (Die Fledermaus) at Gulfshore Opera; and performed concerts along Florida's Gulf Coast, including engagements in Tampa, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Punta Gorda, Naples, and Marco Island.
Laskowski's repertoire includes both standard and contemporary opera, musical theatre, oratorio and song. She debuted at Indianapolis Opera as Flora Bervoix in Verdi's La Traviata, and her portrayal of the Marquise de Merteuil in the Boston premiere of Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons was noted “flamboyantly evil in a way that’s so very fun to watch” (New England Theatre Geek).
Other important roles include Meg March (Little Women), Siebel (Faust), Amastre (Serse), and Florence Pike (Albert Herring).
On the concert stage, Ms. Laskowski has performed the works of Bach, Vivaldi, Saint-Saëns, Vaughan Williams, Strozzi and Argento.
Additional credits include Odyssey Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, MassOpera, and New Voices Opera. She has previously completed residencies and apprenticeships at Central City Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Indianapolis Opera and the Bay View Music Festival.
Ms. Laskowski earned both her Bachelor and Master of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is a native of Canandaigua, New York.