KIRSTIN M CHAVEZ portrait
  • Associate Professor, School Of Music
  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, School Of Music

Creative Research

  • Performed the role of FLORA in a brand new production of LA TRAVIATA at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The performance was also broadcast around the world in movie theaters on December 15, 2018 Performance, completed 12/04/2018.
  • Covered the role of Carmen in CARMEN with The Metropolitan Opera in New York City Performance, completed 10/29/2018.
  • Gave two performances of my one-woman Carmen show, called CARMEN INSIDE OUT for the benefit of Utah Presents at the University of Utah Performance, completed 09/13/2018.
  • Performed in the opening and closing ceremonies for SCHILTIGHEIM CONTRE LE CANCER--a charity event to raise money to combat cancer--in Strasbourg, France. Performance, completed 06/23/2018.
  • Performed as the alto soloist in the MOZART REQUIEM with the Salt Lake Symphony, conducted by Dr. Rob Baldwin Performance, completed 05/16/2018.
  • Performed my custom recital called A CHARM OF CHILDREN with pianist Dr. Paolo Andre Gualdi at St. Francis Marion Unviersity in South Carolina Performance, completed 04/04/2018.
  • Performed the role of GLENDA RUIZ in the opera production WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, with the Dutch National Opera Performance, completed 03/14/2018.
  • Performed the role of ULTIMA in the world premier opera BLESS ME, ULTIMA, with Opera Southwest Performance, completed 02/18/2018.
  • Performed my custom recital entitled A CHARM OF CHILDREN at the University of Utah with Doctoral Student Stephanie Rhodes Russell. Performance, completed 01/21/2018.
  • Performed the first orchestral version of my one-woman Carmen show CARMEN INSIDE OUT (formerly known as CARMEN: Fire and Fate) with the Las Cruces Symphony Performance, completed 12/2017.
  • Performed the role of Glenda Ruiz with the APOLLO THEATER in NYC in their production of WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, a joint venture with Opera Philadelphia Performance, completed 10/2017.
  • Performed the role of GLENDA RUIZ in Opera Philadelphia’s world-premier opera called WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, which was named by the New York Time’s Best Classical Performances of 2017 Performance, completed 09/2017.
  • Performed 5 performances on tour with CARMEN FIRE AND FATE (my one-woman Carmen show) at The Cervantes Theatre in London, England. 2 shows in Spanish and 3 in English Performance, completed 06/2017.
  • Performed the world-premier performance of my one-woman Carmen show called CARMEN—FIRE AND FATE with the Warwick Arts Centre in Warwick, England . Performance, completed 06/2017.
  • Performed on tour with CARMEN FIRE AND FATE (my one-woman Carmen show) at All Saints Church in Brighton, England, with pianist James Longford Performance, completed 06/2017.
  • Performed the role of CARMEN in Bizet’s opera CARMEN in the Kaohsiung Music Festival in Kaohsiung TAIWAN Performance, completed 05/2017.
  • First cover for the role of OCTAVIAN in the new Metropolitan Opera production of DER ROSENKAVALIER Performance, completed 04/2017.
  • Alto Soloist in the REQUIEM by VERDI with the New Haven Symphony Performance, completed 03/2017.
  • Performed the role of MEG PAGE in the San Diego Opera production of Verdi’s FALSTAFF Performance, completed 02/2017.
  • Mezzo Soprano soloist with the Asheville Symphony for a New Year's Eve concert of BEETHOVEN'S 9TH SYMPHONY Performance, completed 12/31/2016.
  • Mezzo Soprano soloist with the Asheville Symphony for a New Year's Eve concert of BEETHOVEN'S 9TH SYMPHONY Performance, completed 12/31/2016.
  • I sang the title role of the opera CARMEN with a company called FENETRE SUR COURS in Strasbourg, France Performance, completed 12/03/2016.
  • Sang the role of GLENDA RUIZ in a second workshop of the new opera WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED commissioned by Opera Philadelphia Performance, completed 11/19/2016.
  • Sang the role of GLENDA RUIZ in a workshop of a new opera called WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, commissioned by Opera Philadelphia Performance, completed 11/07/2016.
  • I sang the title role of CARMEN with Opera San Antonio in October, 2016 Performance, completed 10/30/2016.
  • Mezzo Soprano soloist with the UTAH CHAMBER ARTISTS in their fall collage concert, including the Brahms Alto Rhapsody Performance, completed 09/26/2016.
  • I am in process of building my project: CARMEN--FIRE and FATE, which is a one-woman show based on Bizet's opera CARMEN. With various colleagues, I have been building a script, a score (built from the opera), choreography and staging, and the first performance will be at the University of Utah on April 26, 2017 Performance, in progress 09/01/2016.
  • Solo Concert of classical and popular music with pianist MARC BAUMANN at the CHEVAL BLANC in Schiltigheim, France Performance, completed 06/29/2016.
  • I gave a mini Concert and Masterclass for young singers of LA MAITRISSE of the Strasbourg Cathedral in Strasbourg, France. Performance, completed 06/27/2016.
  • SOLO RECITAL "A World of Love" with pianist Paolo Andre Gualdi at CADOGAN HALL in LONDON, ENGLAND. Performance, completed 06/15/2016.
  • I sang the title role in the Opera CARMEN with a company called LA SERS in Strasbourg, France. The performance was of great significance because it took place inside a tobacco factory that Prosper Merimee, himself, commissioned in the 1870's. This was a special performance for invited only audience, including many local dignitaries, and it was given to commemorate the significance of this historic building before it was transformed for more modern purposes Performance, completed 05/31/2016.
  • Concert with Organ in Strasbourg, France with organist MARC BAUMANN Performance, completed 05/21/2016.
  • BIZET TO BROADWAY concert with tenor Richard Troxell and pianist Paolo Andre Gualdi Performance, completed 05/01/2016.
  • I sang the title role in the opera CARMEN with Mississippi Opera in Jackson, Mississippi Performance, completed 04/23/2016.
  • Mezzo Soprano soloist with the Mid America production of the MOZART CORONATION MASS at CARNEGIE HALL in New York City Performance, completed 03/27/2016.
  • Mezzo Soprano soloist in the Inaugural Concert Series performance with the New York City Opera. Performance at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTRE Performance, completed 03/16/2016.
  • BIZET TO BROADWAY concert with tenor Richard Troxell and pianist Paolo Andre Gualdi--performance in Hattiesburg, MS Performance, completed 03/15/2016.
  • I sang the title role in the opera CARMEN with Venture Opera Company in New York City Performance, completed 03/05/2016.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • CARMEN FIRE and FATE. PI: KIRSTIN CHAVEZ. University of Utah, 12/30/2016 - 12/30/2017. Total project budget to date: $6,000.00

Languages

  • French, fluent.
  • German, basic.
  • Spanish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • France
    Regular visits and frequent performances.