Kristin Tomecek

Kristin Tomecek
editor - Theatre and Opera

Kristin Tomecek is a lyric soprano and writer currently based in Boston. A Chicago native, she is presently studying English, Film Studies, and Music at Tufts University in Medford, MA and expects her Bachelor of Arts in May 2018. As a performer, featured credits include university performances of Le Nozze di Figaro (La Contessa), The Old Maid and the Thief (Laetitia), and Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters (Jenny). Kristin was the Chicago NATS Classical Competition Division II Winner in 2012 and was selected to perform in Theodora at Chicago’s esteemed Handel Week Festival in 2013. Additional production experiences include internships with Chicago’s Metropolis Theatre and Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, CA as well as music directing Urinetown with Tufts’ Torn Ticket II. As a writer, Kristin is known for her television work, including original web series Legend and Pantheon University.

Boheme and Beer: an Unconventional Production by Boston Opera Collaborative

Audiences found themselves amidst fermentation vessels and set dressings alike this past Thursday at Turtle Swamp Brewing in Jamaica Plain for the opening night of Boston Opera Collaborative’s modern take on Puccini’s popular La Boheme. From Musetta’s waltz to the lovers’ duet, this timeless piece is a favorite amongst opera-lovers with melodies that ring in your ears and pulse through your heart long after they are over. Overall, this modern treatment was a valiant effort to reconceive this classic with a talented cast of young artists in an alternative space. Despite questionable musical and directorial choices, the astounding energy...

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A Stunning, Though Questionable, “Turandot” At Chicago’s Lyric Opera

Giacomo Puccini’s final and unfinished opera, the exotic fantasy Turandot, gets the Lyric Opera treatment in their winter slot in Chicago.  With a blend of Lyric first-timers and veterans alike, this production is a spectacle of design and performance that indulges in Puccini’s heightened drama in all senses of the word. Sunday’s matinee at the Lyric Opera House downtown proved that the company is capable of tackling this fairy tale of grand proportions. In all its lavish grandeur, the piece managed to leave the audience moved despite a few head-scratching artistic and directorial choices. A faithful rendition of a...

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Boston Opera Collaborative’s “Opera Bites” Is A Moveable Feast

Delightfully thought-provoking and fun, the Boston Opera Collaborative’s third annual festival of short operas was a delicious program celebrating life’s sweetest and sometimes most sour moments with cleverness and heart. Partnering with Longy School of Music and the welcome addition of The Boston New Music Initiative, BOC served seven bite-sized contemporary operas at Longy’s Pickman Hall in Cambridge. The intimate space paired with cabaret-style seating and hors-d’oeuvres and wine garnered a warm atmosphere on a cold Saturday night. The tasteful event was only surpassed by the night’s entertainment itself. The snappy selection of short-form pieces was very palatable to the viewer. From a love triangle amongst goddesses and mortals to a fetus’ existential crisis in utero, each “bite” had a different flavor. Our...

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