Ms. Krupp in the news- features, reviews, and announcements.

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STARIAS

MEZZO-SOPRANO | NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

"Mezzo soprano Gretchen Krupp, a current Wolf Trap Opera young artist already distinguished in a smaller role earlier this summer in Joseph Bologne's L'Amant Anonyme, matched her colleagues with searing power of her own as Fenena."

WASHINGTON CLASSICAL REVIEW

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CENDRILLON

ARMELINDE | WOLF TRAP OPERA 

"Gretchen Krupp as Armelinde made a similar impact, lending her arrestingly pungent mezzo to the preening antics of one of Cendrillon's stepsisters."

PARTERRE BOX

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L'AMANT ANONYME

"Gretchen Krupp as Léontine's friend Dorothée, as much with her ripe, round mezzo as with the delicious enunciation of her spoken lines: Krupp had more fun with the French than anyone."

OPERA NEWS

"As Dorothée, Léontine's confidante, mezzo-soprano Gretchen Krupp had the best French accent and the surest comic timing."

WASHINGTON CLASSICAL REVIEW

DOROTHÉE | WOLF TRAP OPERA

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES

SAMIRA | THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL

"Mezzo Gretchen Krupp has some kitschy fun in the role of Samira, a sassy snake charmer. Her big voice and bigger personality will take her far."

BACHTRACK

"Towering over them all was the statuesque Gretchen Krupp as Samira, the Egyptian diva. Her deadpan delivery of nonsensical texts, bel canto coloratura and Arabic wailing was wonderful."

SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

"When Gretchen Krupp entered in the role Samira (originally written as a kind of out-of-story “party piece” to show off the vocal skills of Marilyn Horne,) Krupp had such rock-solid power she nailed the cabaletta, written with a kind of appropriated “Turkish-style” and “hit us with her best shot,” making her few on-stage moments indelible. I think many of us in the audience wondered where was that kind of sound all evening?"

DC THEATRE SCENE

Gretchen Krupp was a firebrand of a Samira, a wholly gratuitous role that was written as a star turn for the indomitable Marilyn Horne when the work premiered at the Met. It is to Ms. Krupp’s great credit that she makes the role work beautifully on her own terms. Hers is a mezzo capable of searing delivery, powerful and ripe, but capable of nuance and yes, humor... Gretchen impresses with her stage savvy, comic timing, and just plain evident joy in singing for us."

OPERA TODAY

HANSEL AND GRETEL

THE WITCH | GREENSBORO OPERA 

"The part was taken in Greensboro Opera’s production by mezzo-soprano Gretchen Krupp, an alumna of UNCG who was a Grand Finalist in the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and seems destined to follow the Lehmann sisters into Wagner repertory....This witch needed no spells in order to dominate Hänsel and Gretel: the raw might of her voice exploded like grenades fired into the auditorium. ....Her top B♭ was literally—and legitimately—show-stopping. ."

VOIX DES ARTES

GIULIO CESARE

CORNELIA | INDIANA UNIVERSITY 

"...excellent as the grieving widow of the would-be Egyptian ruler Pompey...."

BLOOMINGTON HERALD TIMES

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN

CHOCHOLKA / WOODPECKER / INNKEEPER'S WIFE | THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL

"...Gretchen Krupp’s meddlesome Woodpecker and frantic Head Hen were among the standouts."

SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

MONC: FEATURE

GRAND FINALIST | METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL COUNCIL AUDITIONS

"For Opera in America you can’t hit any higher note than the Metropolitan Opera stage.

And that is exactly where Gretchen Krupp, BM ’15, will stand on Sunday, as a Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions."

UNC GREENSBORO COLLEGE OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

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HGO CONCERT OF ARIAS

FINALIST | ELEANOR MCCOLLUM COMPETITION

"...Gretchen Krupp, who performs "Hence, Iris, hence away" from Semele with control and power."

HOUSTON CHRONICLE