Kristina Riegle is a professional performer of theatre and opera, and has been recognized as "an exciting and engaging actor and singer". Her theatrical career includes appearances in A Little Night Music, South Pacific, Julius Caesar, Ragtime, Children of Eden, My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and many others. Some of Kristina’s favorite opera roles performed include Ruggiero (Alcina), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dorothée (Cendrillon), Jo March (Little Women), Mercédès (Carmen), and Olga (The Merry Widow). She has performed with The Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera, Resonance Works | Pittsburgh, The Encore Musical Theatre Company, St. Petersburg Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Flint Youth Theatre, Cape Cod Opera, Opera Providence, Fiddlehead Theatre Company, Boston Opera Collaborative, Reagle Musical Theatre, and Opera Boston.
Kristina’s 2019-20 performance season included making her Meadow Brook Theatre debut as Mrs. Cratchit in the beloved holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol. She was all set to join the cast of Pagliacci in March 2020 with Michigan Opera Theatre, when COVID-19 forced our community into an undeterminable intermission. Kristina has been able to continue her private studio, Riegle Voice Studio, online since 'the world turned upside down', and she is grateful for her students – who have helped her navigate our.
Developing new work is a passion for Kristina. She has performed in numerous World Premieres including The Fall of the House of Usher by Molly Fox and Sarah Hirsch, A Fire in Water by Michael Oberhauser and Terry Johns, Christopher Theofanidis’ Virtue, and Soul Fight by Catherine O'Neill. She has collaborated in development workshops with such writers as Laurence O’Keefe, Nell Benjamin, Richard Evans, Charles Leipart, Meron Langsner, Silvia Graziano, Dan Shore, and many others.
Kristina holds a Master of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory and Bachelor degrees in Music and Biology from the College of Charleston. In 2017, she completed all three sessions of The Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute of Shenandoah University in functional pedagogy and styles for commercial singing. She is the founder and owner of Riegle Voice Studio*, an online voice and acting studio based in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Kristina has taught acting, voice, and musical theatre at Wayne State University, Rochester University, and Next Step Broadway Michigan. She is a Standardized Patient with Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine where she helps medical students hone their communication skills and physical examination techniques.
Kristina is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA); American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA); and National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She is an activist and belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists who donate a portion of their income to organizations bringing important issues to light. Kristina supports Michigan environmental/wildlife conservation and human service and rights organizations such as Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL); Bird Center of Washtenaw County; and Neighborhood House through her performances.
*As of 3/12/2020, and until further notice by owner Kristina Riegle, Riegle Voice Studio will operate entirely online.