Kristina Riegle is quickly establishing herself as an exciting and engaging actor and singer. Her theatrical career includes appearances in South Pacific, Julius Caesar, Ragtime, Children of Eden, My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and many others. Some of Kristina’s favorite opera roles performed include Ruggiero (Alcina), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dorothée (Cendrillon), Jo March (Little Women), Mercédès (Carmen), and Olga (The Merry Widow). Kristina has performed with The Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera, Resonance Works | Pittsburgh, St. Petersburg Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Flint Youth Theatre, Cape Cod Opera, Opera Providence, Fiddlehead Theatre Company, Boston Opera Collaborative, Reagle Musical Theatre, and Opera Boston.
Kristina’s 2018-19 performance season includes A Little Night Music with The Encore Musical Theatre and productions of Amahl and the Night Visitors, Candide, and The Grapes of Wrath with Michigan Opera Theatre.
Developing new work is a passion for Kristina. She has performed in numerous World Premieres including The Fall of the House of Usher, A Fire in Water, Christopher Theofanidis’ Virtue, and the play Soul Fight. She has collaborated in development workshops with such writing teams as Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, Richard Evans and Charles Leipart, Meron Langsner and Silvia Graziano, Dan Shore, Michael Oberhause and many others.
Kristina holds a Master of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory and Bachelor degrees in Music and Biology from the College of Charleston. In 2017, she completed all three sessions of The Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute of Shenandoah University in functional pedagogy and styles for commercial singing. She has a private voice studio in Birmingham and Rochester Hills MI, and is the Acting and Voice teacher at Next Step Broadway Michigan. Kristina is also a Standardized Patient with Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine where she helps medical students hone their communication skills and physical examination techniques.
Kristina is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA); the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA); the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS); and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA).