Kristine Nowlain

Kristine Nowlain is a Swedish soprano who was born in San Francisco in 1989. She moved to Sweden in 2012 and graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2018. She is currently attending the Malmö Opera Academy. Her roles include, for example, Maria in Bernstein’s West Side Story, Despina from Così fan tutte and Belle in the musical Beauty and the Beast. She enjoys performing contemporary music and has given the Scandinavian première of a song cycle by Judith Weir.

Born in 1989



Piano: Jacob Lidåkra


Preliminary round

J.S. Bach

Johannes-Passion: Ich folge dir gleichfalls

G. Nyström

Havet sjunger (Lindqvist)

R. Schumann

Widmung (Rückert)

G.C. Menotti

The old maid and the thief: “Steal me, sweet thief” (Laetitia)


K. Saariaho

Sydän (Leino)

C. Debussy

Ariettes oubliées (Verlaine)
1. C’est l’extase langoureuse
2. Il pleure dans mon cœur comme il pleut sur la ville
3. L’ombre des arbres
4. Paysages belges. Chevaux de bois
5. Aquarelles I. Green
6. Aquarelles II. Spleen

W.A. Mozart

Die Zauberflöte: “Ach, ich fühl´s “ (Pamina)


G.F. Händel

Giulio Cesare:”Piangerò, la sorte mia” (Cleopatra)

G. Charpentier

Louise: “Depuis le jour” (Louise)

Competition performances

Preliminary round

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