Edmonds soprano Kristin Vogel at Cascadia Art Museum

Performance celebrates Oktoberfest
By Brian Soergel | Oct 18, 2018
Courtesy of: Kristin Vogel Kristin Vogel of Edmonds has performed in numerous national productions.

Edmonds resident Kristin Vogel, a soprano acclaimed for her powerful, lyric voice, onstage intensity and her well-honed vocal technique, will give a solo performance at the Cascadia Art Museum 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

“When the museum reached out to me about doing a concert, I wanted to sing some of my favorite music for them, and the season seemed right for a little ‘Oktoberfest all-German program,” Vogel said.

The program includes both lieders (German songs) and arias from a variety of favorite German and Austrian composers.

“I will be singing the soprano solo in Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Symphony Tacoma in May, so I thought it would be nice to include some of the other vocal music by Beethoven: an intense aria from his opera ‘Fidelio,’ and two songs he wrote for Goethe's play ‘Egmont.’”

Vogel has been honored in multiple international competitions, and recently sang the part of Liù with Knoxville Opera in its touring production of “Turandot.”
 She joined the Utah Festival Opera in the title role in “Madama Butterfly” and was the soprano soloist in its performance of Verdi’s “Requiem.”

Vogel earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and her master's degree from Manhattan School of Music. She is completing her doctorate of musical arts at the University of Washington.

“I started my doctorate at the University of Washington a few years ago,” she said. “I am currently ‘ABD,’ ‘all but dissertation,’ writing my dissertation on a little-known Schubert Opera – yes, he wrote operas – ‘Fierrabras.’”

Vogel is originally from Texas.

“My husband and I moved to Edmonds two years ago, and we love it here,” she said. “We both went to college in California, went to grad school in New York, and came to the Pacific Northwest in search of trees – which we found.”

Tickets to Vogel’s performance includes admission to the museum.

A new exhibition, “Invocation of Beauty, the Life and Photography of Soichi Sunami,” will be open for viewing before and after the concert, along with continuing exhibitions “Northwest Sculpture and Travelogue: Views Beyond the Northwest.”

General admission is $15 ($10 for museum members), and includes complementary admission to the museum exhibits. Tickets are available at www.CascadiaArtMuseum.org or 425-336-4809.

Cascadia Art Museum is at 190 Sunset Ave. S, Edmonds.


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