KIRSTIN M CHAVEZ portrait
  • Director of Opera and Voice, International Performing Arts Institute, International Performing Arts Institute
  • Associate Professor, School Of Music
  • Director of Opera and Voice for IPAI GAP, Sr Vp Academic Affairs - Oper, International Performing Arts Institute
  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, School Of Music
  • Director of Voice and Opera, International Performing Artists Institute
  • Professor, School Of Music

Research Keywords

  • Opera or Musical Theatre,

Creative Research

  • CARMEN (cover artist) in « Carmen » by Bizet Metropolitan Opera CANCELED DUE TO COVID Performance, scheduled 03/15/2021.
  • EMCEE for annual School of Music Gala, virtual event 2020 Performance, completed 12/11/2020.
    https://music.utah.edu/gala/index.php
  • INTERMEZZO live streamed performance of Manuel De Falla’s « Siete Canciones Polulares Espanolas » performed with Vedrana Subotic, piano Performance, completed 12/02/2020.
    https://www.facebook.com/excellenceinthecommunity/...
  • Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mezzo soloist Utah Symphony CANCELED DUE TO COVID Performance, scheduled 11/02/2020.
  • GIULIETTA Cover in The Tales of Hoffman Metropolitan Opera CANCELED DUE TO COVID Performance, scheduled 09/15/2020.
  • Vidéo adaptation of Bizet’s Habanera for the benefit of Tulsa Opera Performance, completed 07/15/2020.
    https://youtu.be/jF79nd7130Y
  • CARMEN INSIDE OUT My own one-woman adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen 2 performances in 2 different large performance venues in YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN CANCELED DUE TO COVID Performance, scheduled 06/27/2020.
  • CARMEN, in « Carmen » by Georges Bizet Performances with Helena Symphony CANCELED DUE TO COVID Performance, scheduled 05/02/2020.
  • Verdi Requiem, Alto Soloist with the Gulfcoast Symphony. Performances in Jackson, MS and Pensacola, FL CANCELED DUE TO COVID Performance, scheduled 03/02/2020.
  • CARMEN INSIDE OUT. My own one-woman adaptation of Bizet’s opera Performance at UNC Chapel Hill Performance, completed 01/29/2020.
  • CARMEN INSIDE OUT. My own one-woman adaptation of Bizet’s opera Performance at DUKE University Performance, completed 01/26/2020.
  • CARMEN St. Barth’s Music Festival St. Barth’s Island Performance, completed 01/17/2020.
    http://www.stbartsmusicfestival.org/download/SBMFP...
  • Mezzo soprano soloist in “El Sombrero de Tres Picos” by Manuel de Falla with the Utah Symphony Performance, completed 11/07/2019.
  • Recitalist in “Serenades with Carmen” concert in Morsbronn-les-Bains, France Performance, completed 10/10/2019.
  • Mezzo-soprano soloist in the Bel Canto Highlands Music Festival Performance, completed 09/08/2019.
  • Performed as CARMEN in my own version of CARMEN INSIDE OUT in Mulhouse, France, Nancy, France, and Strasbourg, France Performance, completed 06/05/2019.
  • Mezzo-soprano soloist in Brahms “Viola Songs” and Britten “A Charm of Lullabyes” with the Pacific Symphony in Orange County, CA Performance, completed 05/19/2019.
  • Performed as Mezzo-soprano soloist in the MAHLER 2ND SYMPHONY with the Savanna Philharmonic and the Salt Lake Symphony Performance, completed 05/05/2019.
  • Performed the role of FLORA in the Metropolitan Opera production of La Traviata, included a LIVE TELEVISED BROADCAST transmitted to movie theaters throughout the world Performance, completed 03/25/2019.
  • Recitalist in “PASION” with pianist Paolo Andre Gualdi for the South Carolina Chamber Music Festival and at the Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA Performance, completed 02/27/2019.
  • Covered the role of CARMEN in the Metropolitan Opera production of CARMEN Performance, completed 01/03/2019.
  • 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 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 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 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.

Presentations

  • Moderator for ARTISTS ELEVATED, a panel discussion with local artists hosted by UTAH presents. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/28/2020.
  • How to be a Successful Singer Invited guest speaker San Francisco State University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/20/2020.
  • A panel discussion involving experts in different fields in the arts, talking about how to achieve success as an arts entrepreneur. I was one of the experts on the panel, invited by ARTSFORCE of the U of U CFA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/09/2020.
  • Success for Singers Talk, Invited presenter Ithaca College Opera Department. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/24/2020.
  • Entrepreneurship for Performing singers Invited guest speaker for U of U Department of Theatre. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/12/2020.
  • The Business of Singing A workshop providing tools for personal and financial success as a free lance musician. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/05/2019.

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

Copyrights

  • CARMEN INSIDE OUT. Kirstin Chavez, 01/05/2018. This is a performance product with specific creative contributions of a piano score, an orchestral score, English text, Spanish translation, French translation, flamenco dance, and staging.

Languages

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

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • France
    Regular visits and frequent performances.

Publications