Krista Wigle is very pleased to be joining the voice faculty at Sonoma State University. Ms. Wigle earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1993. After graduation, she performed as Wild Woman/Confidante/Carlotta in the First National Co. (Christine Co.) of The Phantom of the Opera for five years at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. After its closing, she went back to the SF Conservatory to earn her Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance under the tutelage of master voice teacher, Jane Randolph. She graduated with awards in Voice, Opera, and Musical Theater in 2003.
Ms. Wigle teaches Voice and Vocal Performance Workshops at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the Continuing Education and Pre-College Departments. She is a longtime Vocal Director and Musical Theater/Cabaret Instructor at the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), and is an Artist-in-Residence in the Vocal Department at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. She has maintained a private vocal studio for more than twenty years in San Francisco and her students have gone on to careers in opera, musical theater, pop music, songwriting, film, and television.
Known for her vocal versatility, and her character/comedic work, Ms. Wigle's extensive performance career ranges from Opera to Musical Theater. Most recently, she performed with West Edge Opera as Miss Spink in the American Premiere of Coraline, and with Lamplighters Music Theatre as The D'Ysquith Family in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. She received a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nomination for her portrayal as Cleo in The Most Happy Fella at Cinnabar Theater. Other past roles include: Musetta (La Bohème), Clorinda (La Centerentola), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Dame Quickly (Falstaff), Marcellina (The Marriage of Figaro), Saraghina (Nine), Berta (The Barber of Seville), Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw), Hucklebee (The Fantasticks), The Princess Puffer (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Soprano/Jazz Trio (Trouble in Tahiti), Jenny (The Three Penny Opera), Chayesel/Dobrisch (The People in the Picture) and Wild Woman/Carlotta U.S. (Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular).
Other companies: Opera Parallèle, Pocket Opera, Brava Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Festival Opera, West Bay Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, Sierra Repertory Theater, Woodminster Amphitheater, and the San Jose Playhouse.
Ms. Wigle has also been the Soprano Soloist/Featured Artist with such organizations as: The Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, The Santa Rosa Symphony, Chora Nova, The UC Berkeley Orchestra, The SFCM Orchestra, The Santa Cruz Symphony, Ballet San Jose, The Monterey Opera Orchestra, The Winchester Orchestra, and The Rogue Valley Chorale.