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Photography by Bekim Mala and Dermod Kavanagh.
 

Biography

Australian born Soprano, Krystl Ride, completed a Bachelor of Built Environment (Architectural Studies) in 2006, but dreamed of becoming a singer. Having no formal training in music, achieving this was a sure challenge. However, with Krystl's determination and hard work, she has achieved more than she had ever thought possible.

In 2007, Krystl moved from Queensland to Victoria to begin training with her Grandmother, Patricia Hemingway. By the end of the year, she was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where she was later awarded a Bachelor of Music. Krystl then ventured to London where she completed a Master of Arts in Singing, at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), with a Distinction.

At the RAM she performed roles such as the title role in Handel’s ‘Rodelinda,’ Despina in Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte,’ Susan in Berkeley’s 'A Dinner Engagement,’ Euridice in Gluck's 'Orfeo ed Euridice,' Zerlina in Mozart's 'Don Giovanni,' and Gianetta in Donizetti's 'L'elisir d'amore.' She has also performed as Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s ‘The Rake’s Progress,’ and Rosina in Rossini’s ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ (WAAPA).

Krystl was a 2012 John Kerr Award for English Song finalist, received a "High Commendation" for her performance in The Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize (2013), Marjorie Thomas Award & Flora Nielsen Prize (2012), 2nd place for North of Perth Music Festival ‘Art Song’ (2010), 2nd place for Fremantle Eisteddfod ‘Lieder’ (2009); has performed as a soprano soloist in Monteverdi's 'Christmas Vespers' and 'Magnificat,' Rossini's 'Stabat Mater,' as an emerging artist with Art Song Perth, and as a soloist in many other concerts in the UK, Italy, and Australia.

Many sponsors have generously supported Krystl during her studies: Sylvia Simpson Fellowship, Tait Memorial Trust, Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, Josephine Baker Trust, Opera and Arts Support Group (Australia), Opus 50 Charitable Trust, Lorna Wallace, Michael Berry, private donors via the AbaF, and The Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Krystl was nominated for the 2011 West Australian Citizen of the Year Awards and has been a guest artist on 720 ABC Radio Perth, Australia.

 

Media

  ‘An absorbing Eugene Onegin at Royal Academy Opera’

  www.bachtrack.com

 

 

  ‘Her future is Krystl clear’

  Post Newspapers, WA, Australia

 

 

  ‘Local opera singer accepted at the Royal Academy of Music’

  Have a Go News, WA, Australia

 

Testimonials

“We were so happy we found Krystl to sing at our ceremony. She was professional, enthusiastic, friendly, flexible, well presented and sang so beautifully. Many of our guests commented on how lovely it was to have such a skilled vocalist performing on our special day.”

Sarah Tidey

 

“Krystl performed regularly at The Wild Fig Café and created a gorgeous sound track and a passionate, dramatic ambience for our popular ‘opera and pasta’ night. Customers revelled in her voice and came back weekly to dine, wine and to soak up the Krystl’s rich vocals.
Krystl also managed our ‘opera and pasta’ night performers including arranging different singers and pianists, seeking feedback from customers and liaising with myself. Krystl was reliable, professional and a joy to work with.
Krystl added so much value to The Wild Fig Café’s ‘opera and pasta night’. It would not have been such a huge success without her.”

Greer Marns

 

Repertoire

(In alphabetical order by composer)

 

Opera & Operetta

 

Beethoven

Fidelio — Marzelline — O wär' ich schon mit dir vereint

 

Berkeley, Lennox

A Dinner Engagement — Susan — Scene II

 

Britten

A Midsummer Night's Dream — Tytania — Be Kind and Courteous

 

Delibes

Lakmé — Lakmé — Viens Mallika...Dôme épais (The Flower Duet)

 

Donizetti

L'elisir d'amore — Gianetta — Saria possibile

 

Dvořák

Rusalka — Rusalka — Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon)

 

Flotow, Friedrich von

Martha — Martha — The Last Rose of Summer (in English)

 

Gilbert and Sullivan

The Mikado — Yum-Yum — The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze

 

Gluck

Orfeo ed Euridice — Euridice — Act III Scene I

 

Handel

Agrippina — Poppaea — Bel piacere Giulio Cesare — Cleopatra — Non disperar Giulio Cesare — Cleopatra — Piangerò la sorte mia Giulio Cesare — Cleopatra — V'adoro, pupille Rinaldo — Almirena — Lascia ch’io pianga Rodelinda — Rodelinda — Morrai, sì

 

Lehàr

The Merry Widow — Anna — Vilia (in English)

 

Massenet

Cendrillon — Cendrillon — A deux genoux Manon — Manon — Adieu, notre petite table Manon — Manon — Je marche sur tous les chemins…Obéissons Werther — Sophie — Frère! Voyez!... Du gai soleil

 

Menotti, Gian Carlo

The Medium — Monica — The Black Swan

 

Monteverdi

L'Orfeo — La Musica (English version)

 

Mozart

Così fan tutte — Despina — Una donna a quindici anni (Act II Scene 1) Così fan tutte — Despina — Via via!...In uomini Don Giovanni — Zerlina — Là ci darem la mano Don Giovanni — Zerlina — Sola sola in buio loco (Sestetto) Don Giovanni — Zerlina — Vedrai carino Idomeneo — Ilia — Padre, germani, addio! Idomeneo — Ilia — Zeffiretti lusinghieri Le nozze di Figaro — Susanna — Giunse alfin il momento... Deh vieni Le nozze di Figaro — Countess — Porgi amor Le nozze di Figaro — Cherubino — Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio Le nozze di Figaro — Cherubino — Voi che sapete Die Zauberflöte — Papagena — Pa..pa..papagena!

 

Offenbach

Les contes d’Hoffmann — Antonia — Elle a fui, la tourterelle! Les contes d’Hoffmann — Giulietta — Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour La Périchole — La Périchole — A quel dîner

 

Puccini

Gianni Schicchi — Lauretta — O mio babbino caro

 

Purcell

Fairy Queen — Titania — If Love's a Sweet Passion Fairy Queen — An Attendant — Now the Night

 

Rossini

Il barbiere di Siviglia — Rosina — Una voce poco fa Il barbiere di Siviglia — Rosina — Contro un cor che accende amore

 

Stravinsky

The Rake’s Progress —Anne Trulove — Gently, Little Boat

 

Verdi

Falstaff — Nannetta — Sul fil d’un soffio etesio

 

Weber

Der Freischütz — Ännchen — Einst träumte meiner sel’gen Base...Trübe Augen

 

Williamson, Malcolm

English Eccentrics — Tylney Long

 

 

Oratorio/Sacred

 

Caccini

Ave Maria

 

Fauré

Requiem — Pie Jesu

 

Franck

Panis Angelicus

 

Handel

Hercules — My Father (Iöle) Jeptha — Ye Sacred Priests... Farewell, Ye Limpid Springs (Iphis) Messiah — I Know That My Redeemer Liveth Messiah — How Beautiful Are the Feet Theodora — O That I On Wings Could Rise (Theodora)

 

Monteverdi

Beatus vir — Soprano I (soloist) Christmas Vespers — Dixit Dominus — Soprano I (soloist) Christmas Vespers — Confitebor tibi Domine — Soprano II Christmas Vespers — Laudate pueri — Soprano I (soloist) Christmas Vespers — Laudate Dominum — Soprano I (soloist) Christmas Vespers — Christe Redemptor omnium (Hymn) — Soprano I (soloist) Magnificat — Soprano I (soloist)

 

Mozart

Ave Verum Corpus Mass in C Minor — Laudamus te Vesperae Solennes de Confessore — Laudate Dominum

 

Rossini

Stabat Mater — Quando Corpus (No.9 — Quartet)

 

 

Musical Theatre

 

Gilbert and Sullivan

The Mikado — Yum-Yum — The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze

 

Lehàr

The Merry Widow — Anna — Vilia (in English)

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Phantom of the Opera — Christine — Think of Me The Phantom of the Opera — Christine — Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again

 

 

Lieder

 

Brahms

Fünf Ophelia-Lieder (Song Cycle) Mädchenlied Wiegenlied (Op.49 No.4)

 

Mendelssohn

Minnelied im Mai (Op.8 No.1) Erntelied (Op.8 No.4) Pilgerspruch (Op.8 No.5) Frülingslied (Op.8 No.6) Maienlied (Op.8 No.7) Andres Maienlied (Hexenlied) (Op.8 No.8) Das erste Veilchen (Op.19a No.2) Winterlied (Op.19a No.3) Neue Liebe (Op.19a No.4) Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (Op.34 No.2)

 

Mozart

Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte

 

Schubert

An die Musik Die Forelle Ellen’s Gesang III Gretchen am Spinnrade Lachen und Weinen

 

Thomascheck

Kennst du das Land Auf dem See

 

 

French Mélodie

 

Berlioz

Villanelle (from Les nuits d'été)

 

Fauré

Après un rêve Rêve d'amour

 

Gounod

Sérénade

 

Hahn

À Chloris

 

Messiaen

Trois Mélodies — Pourquoi? Trois Mélodies — Le sourire Trois Mélodies — La fiancée perdue

 

Mozart

Oiseaux, si tous les ans

 

Satie

Je te veux

 

 

Italian Song and Ariette

 

Bellini

Vanne, o rosa fortunate

 

Hahn

Venezia — I Sopra l'acqua indormenzada Venezia — II La barcheta Venezia — III L'avertimento Venezia — IV La biondina in gondoleta Venezia — V Che pecà! Venezia — VI La primavera

 

 

English and American Song

 

Armstrong Gibbs, C.

Five Eyes (Op.9 No.3)

 

Arne

O Peace, Thou Fairest Child of Heaven Where the Bee Sucks

 

Bishop, Henry

Home, Sweet Home

 

Bridge

E'en as a lovely flower

 

Copland

The Little Horses Long Time Ago

 

Haydn

The Mermaid’s Song

 

Linley, Thomas

O, Bid Your Faithful Ariel Fly

 

Musgrave, Thea

The Man-in-the-Mune (The Man in the Moon)

 

Lawes, Henry

Read in These Roses

 

Parry

My Heart is Like a Singing Bird (Set 10 — No.1)

 

Purcell

I Attempt From Love's Sickness

 

Sullivan, Arthur

Where the Bee Sucks

 

Vaughan Williams

Silent Noon (The House of Life — No.2)

 

 

Russian Song

 

Rachmaninov

Сирень (Lilacs — Op.21 No.5) Весенние Воды (Spring Waters — Op.14 No.11) Вокалиэ (Vocalise — Op.34 No.14)

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Performances

 

Shaftesbury Arts Festival Finale Concert
Sunday 8th of June, 5:30pm

St Peter's Church High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8LY, UK

Click here for more info and to book now!

 

 

 

 

Past Performances

 

2013

 

'Journey Afar'
Wednesday 25th of September, 1:00pm

Lunchtime recital

Krystl Ride - Soprano Lachlan Redd - Piano

St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

 

'Journey Afar' (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 21st of September, 6:00pm

Evening Recital of Piano and Voice

Krystl Ride - Soprano Lachlan Redd - Piano

St John's Anglican Church King St, Flinders, Victoria, Australia

 

 

Masters Graduation Recital
Saturday 14th of September, 12:00noon

'Loss of Love and the Return of Spring'

Krystl Ride - Soprano Richard Leach - Piano

David Josefowitz Recital Hall Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

 

 

Royal Academy of Music Opera Scenes
Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of May, 6:00pm

Despina — Mozart's 'Così fan tutte'

With: Cast: Postgraduate Vocal Faculty Students at the Royal Academy of Music Director: Luke Gasper Conductor: Gareth Hancock

Sir Jack Lyons Theatre Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

 

 

Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky
Monday 11th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, and Monday 18th of March 2013, 7:00pm

Soprano I chorus member

With: Conductor: Jane Glover Director: John Ramster Choreographer: Victoria Newlyn Cast: Royal Academy Opera Students and Postgraduate Vocal Faculty Students at the Royal Academy of Music

Sir Jack Lyons Theatre Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

 

 

2012

Christmas in Venice
VESPRI IN VIGILIA NATIVITATIS DOMINUM
Saturday 1st of December 2012, 7:30pm

Soprano I soloist

With: The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble

St Mary's Church Church Lane, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6NL

 

 

John Kerr Award for English Song: The Finals
Sunday 21st of October, 10:30am to 6:00pm

Finalist

Judges: Geoffrey Govier, Julie Kennard, Ian Partridge

Finchcocks Musical Museum Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1HH

 

 

Royal Academy of Music Opera Scenes
Thursday 11th and Friday 12th of October, 6:00pm

Euridice — Gluck's 'Orfeo ed Euridice'

With: Cast: Postgraduate Vocal Faculty Students at the Royal Academy of Music Director: John Ramster Conductor: Gareth Hancock

Sir Jack Lyons Theatre Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

 

 

Royal Academy of Music Summer School — Opera Scenes
11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of July, 9:15pm

Gianetta — Donizetti's 'L'elisir d'amore' Zerlina — Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'

With: Cast: Vocal and Accompaniment Students at the Royal Academy of Music Direction: Katherine Bond and Alan Paterson Musical/Language preparation: Lella Alberg and Iain Ledingham Co-ordinator: Iain Ledingham

11th of July — Montaretto, Italy 12th of July — Pignone, Italy 13th of July — Levanto, Italy 14th of July — Camogli, Italy

 

 

Concerto Lirico — Royal Acadamy of Music di Londra
Sunday 8th of July, 9:15pm

Soloist

With: Vocal and Accompaniment Students at the Royal Academy of Music, and Iain Ledingham

Monterosso, Italy

 

 

Fundraising Concert
Friday 29th of June, 8:00pm

Soloist

With: Vocal Faculty Students at the Royal Academy of Music and Iain Ledingham

St James Church Centre Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 7DJ

 

 

Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, Marjorie Thomas Award and Flora Nielsen Prize
Tuesday 26th of June, 10:00am

Received a "High Commendation"

Judges: Christopher and Eileen Field

Performers: Vocal and accompaniment students at the Royal Academy of Music

Henry Wood Room Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

 

 

English and American Song — Royal Academy of Music — Tuesday Series
Tuesday 8th of May, 1:05pm

Soloist — Copland Songs

"A series of free lunchtime concerts showcasing the very best Academy student ensembles and soloists."

With: Postgraduate Vocal Faculty Students at the Royal Academy of Music

David Josefowitz Recital Hall Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

 

 

Royal Academy of Music Opera Scenes
Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of May, 6:00pm

Susan — Berkeley's 'A Dinner Engagement'

With: Cast: Postgraduate Vocal Faculty Students at the Royal Academy of Music Director: William Relton Conductor: Gareth Hancock Opera Co-ordinator: Mary Hill

Sir Jack Lyons Theatre Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

 

 

Early Evening Concert
Tuesday 17th of April, 5:05pm

Soloist — Mendelssohn Lieder

With: Vocal Faculty Students at the Royal Academy of Music

Concert Room Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

 

 

Royal Academy of Music Opera Scenes
Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of March, 6:00pm

The 'title role' — Handel's 'Rodelinda'

With: Cast: Postgraduate Vocal Faculty Students at the Royal Academy of Music Director: John Ramster Conductor: Gareth Hancock Opera Co-ordinator: Mary Hill

David Josefowitz Recital Hall Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

 

 

 

 

Krystl's Qualifications and Experience

* Master of Arts in Singing (Distinction) - Royal Academy of Music (UK) * Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) - Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Australia) * DBS (issued 28th January 2014) * Krystl specialises in teaching children as she has had plenty of experience with children, however, she also teaches adults. Current age range from 5 to 62. * Also has experience as Maths teaching support for Year 3 and Year 4

Krystl's Statement

"I have been very fortunate to study with excellent singing teachers from the very beginning. My Grandmother, a retired professional singer herself, gave me the best possible start to my singing career. She started my singing training with very good habits, helped me to find my 'pure' voice and paired it with organic technique. I couldn't have been set up better. It is for this reason that I am most passionate about teaching children and beginners. I would like to pass on my great amount of knowledge and experience to give every student I have a brilliant start in singing. I teach very natural techniques that are gentle to the voice (a very precious instrument), and techniques that have been finely tuned by some of the worlds top teachers."

"I help each student find their pure singing voice and tailor the lessons to suit them. What I teach overall is classical technique which is at the foundation of all genres of singing."

What You Learn and Achieve

* Vocal Strength * Ear/aural training * Sight singing * Solfège * Technical confidence * Breathing and relaxation * Warm-ups for body and voice (your whole instrument) * Stamina & flexibility * Confidence as a singer/performer * Variety of styles: classical, pop & musical theatre * Preparation for ABRSM grades & exams * Preparation for music scholarships (Tailored to suit)

Methods and Techniques

* Kodály - internationally recognised method of teaching particularly helpful for beginners * Dalcroze - music through movement * Fine tuned techniques developed at top music schools with internationally renowned teachers

For more information:

For more information, prices, and how to arrange a FREE consultation lesson, please click on 'Contact' (top right hand corner) and send Krystl an email.

 

Live Recordings

Hexenlied (Witches' Song) Felix Mendelssohn 2:24

Accompanied by Richard Leach September 2013 Hexenlied on Youtube

 

Laudate Dominum Vesperae Solennes De Confessore — W.A. Mozart 2:58

Accompanied by Nicholas Fletcher 8th November 2012 Laudate Dominum on Youtube

 

Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon) Rusalka — Antonín Dvořák 5:07

Accompanied by Nicholas Fletcher 8th November 2012

 

Adieu, notre petite table Manon — Jules Massenet 4:03

Accompanied by Finnegan Downie Dear 21st April 2012

 

The Little Horses (Lullaby) Aaron Copland 2:49

Accompanied by Finnegan Downie Dear 21st April 2012

 

Winterlied Felix Mendelssohn 3:10

Accompanied by Horacio Lopez-Redondo 5th January 2012

 

A quel dîner (The drunk aria) La Périchole — Jacques Offenbach 1:52

Accompanied by David Wickham 13th August 2011

 

 

 

Sponsors

Krystl's Masters at the Royal Academy of Music was supported by the kindness and generosity of the following sponsors:

* The Royal Academy of Music and the Sylvia Simpson Fellowship * The Tait Memorial Trust * The Mario Lanza Educational Foundation * The Josephine Baker Trust * The Australia-Britain Society * The Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body * The Opera and Arts Support Group * The Opus 50 Charitable Trust * Lorna Wallace www.lornawallace.com * Michael Berry www.michaelberryartist.com * Krystl's devoted family and friends from places far and wide * The Australian Business Arts Foundation * and private donors

Many thanks to the above supporters!

 

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