“Everything was there in the performance–the dignified bearing, the depth of feeling, the brilliant upper register, and above all, the ability to convey the conflict between the high life and the love life. “È strano….fors’è lui” followed by the cabaletta “Sempre libera” illustrated this very effectively. Ms. Malinauskaite had exemplary control over the dynamics and produced a well modulated portamento.” – Voce di Meche
Touched and inspired by the sound of a violin at the age of two, Kristina Malinauskaite followed her passion for music with studies of piano, clarinet, conducting and voice. Kristina studied piano and theory at Mannes College of Music pre-college division while majoring in Voice at F.H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance and a minor in Technical Theater from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Ms. Malinauskaite has performed with Amore Opera, Bronx Opera, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Chicago College of Performing Arts Opera Theater, Fresh Squeezed Opera, LaGuardia HS Opera Theater, The Martina Arroyo Foundation Inc., Music by the Lake, The New York Opera Forum, Underworld Productions, Vocal Productions NYC and the West Side Opera Society.
She has sung the roles of Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Despina in Così fan tutte, First Fairy in The Fairy Queen and First Witch in Dido and Aeneas, as well as Lieschen in Bach’s Coffee Cantata and the Soprano Solo in Schubert’s Mass in G Major.
Recently, Ms. Malinauskaite participated in Martina Arroyo Foundation’s Opera Education Program where she portrayed the roles of First Lady and The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. She embodied the role of Pousette in Jules Massenet’s Manon with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, appeared in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor with Vocal Productions NYC and has sung the role of Violetta Valéry in La Traviata with West Side Opera Society. Kristina is known for Philonia in a newly written opera farce La Zombiata with the Fresh Squeezed Opera Company where she was invited back to cover the lead role of Tracy McIntyre in The Baby Shower.
She has performed on many stages both as a soloist and an ensemble member including the Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Auditorium Theater, The New York City Opera, Symphony Space, Ravinia Festival, and The United States Military Academy, West Point.
Ms. Malinauskaite is often an invited guest artist at the Consulate General of Republic of Lithuania in New York for occasions such as The Vilna Ghetto Liquidation Memorial Concert and the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence concert.
Kristina’s future engagements include a guest appearance at the Annual Kosciuszko Conference in West Point in April 2019, and the title role of Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with the West Side Opera Society in September 2018.