Kirstin Sharpin


The winner of the International WagnerStimmen Wettbewerb in Karlsruhe in 2015, Kirstin read English & Italian at the University of Auckland before graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as Master of Opera with Distinction. Further study followed at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill, as an Independent Opera Postgraduate Fellow and Samling Artist.

Kirstin has made several appearances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and her concert repertoire ranges from Handel to Mahler’s Eighth Symphony and beyond, including key cycles such as Vier letzte Lieder, Shéhérazade, Wesendonck Lieder and Nuits d’été

A semi-finalist in the first ‘Meistersinger von Nurnberg’ and the Montserrat Caballé Competitions, the Elizabeth Connell and Kathleen Ferrier Prizes, Kirstin was awarded a Bursary by the International Opera Awards in 2016 and a Goodall Scholarship (Wagner Society of Great Britain) in 2014. Kirstin is a Britten Pears Scholar, and past recipient of Countess of Munster Trust, Miriam Licette and Sybil Tutton Scholarships.

Longborough debut: Der fliegende Holländer (2018)

Recent engagements: title role/Leonore (Buxton Festival); Elettra/Idomeneo (Blackheath Halls Opera); Mutter/Hänsel und Gretel (Garsington Opera at West Green); title role/Euryanthe, Ada/Die Feen and Mariana/Das Liebesverbot (Chelsea Opera Group); Gerhilde/Die Walküre (Saffron Hall Opera); Samaritana/Francesca da Rimini (Opera Holland Park); Helmwige/Die Walküre (St Endellion Festival); Donna Anna/Don Giovanni, Angelica/Suor Angelica, Tatyana/Eugene Onegin, Fiordiligi/Cosí fan tutte, Nella/Gianni Schicchi, Magda (cover)/La rondine for British Youth Opera.

Future engagements: Tove/Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder