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Kristen Hertzenberg

 
Bio:
Originally from the Houston area, Kristen earned her Bachelor's degree in Voice from the University of Texas at Austin with the intentions of becoming an opera singer. While at UT, she also studied at the Austrian-American Mozart Academy in Salzburg. From Austin, she moved to Boston where she earned ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Originally from the Houston area, Kristen earned her Bachelor's degree in Voice from the University of Texas at Austin with the intentions of becoming an opera singer. While at UT, she also studied at the Austrian-American Mozart Academy in Salzburg. From Austin, she moved to Boston where she earned ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Las Vegas]
Las Vegas Production, 2006
Ensemble

Photos

Kristen Hertzenberg and Renée Knapp Photo

Kristen Hertzenberg and Renée Knapp

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06/26/2012
Carol Paul, Kristen Hertzenberg, Anthony Crivello, Ron Paul Photo

Carol Paul, Kristen Hertzenberg, Anthony Crivello, Ron Paul

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02/02/2012
Carol Paul, Kristen Hertzenberg, Anthony Crivello, Ron Paul Photo

Carol Paul, Kristen Hertzenberg, Anthony Crivello, Ron Paul

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02/02/2012
Carol Paul, Kristen Hertzenberg, Anthony Crivello, Ron Paul Photo

Carol Paul, Kristen Hertzenberg, Anthony Crivello, Ron Paul

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02/02/2012
Anthony Crivello, Kristi Holden, Kristen Hertzenberg and Andrew Ragone  Photo

Anthony Crivello, Kristi Holden, Kristen Hertzenberg and Andrew Ragone

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06/24/2011

 

Stage

Performances
  [Las Vegas]
Las Vegas Production, 2006
Ensemble

Kristen Hertzenberg Biography

Originally from the Houston area, Kristen earned her Bachelor's degree in Voice from the University of Texas at Austin with the intentions of becoming an opera singer. While at UT, she also studied at the Austrian-American Mozart Academy in Salzburg. From Austin, she moved to Boston where she earned her Master's in Opera Performance at the Longy School of Music (and where she became engaged to her wonderful husband, Dana). While in Boston, she sang with several orchestras and also won first place in the National Opera Association competition. She was then invited to perform her winning aria in a concert honoring Marilyn Horne at Boston's Symphony Hall.


After completing her degrees, she was cast as "Sophie" in Terrence McNally's Master Class at the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, FL. She earned her equity card with that job and suddenly found a new calling in theatre. She and Dana moved to New York where she began auditioning for musical theatre productions. She was cast as the "Sheila" understudy on a European tour of HAIR and ultimately moved up into the role itself. The show opened in Paris and over the course of about two years, went on to play across Italy, Germany, Austria, and The Netherlands.


Upon returning from her adventures in Europe, she and Dana moved to Las Vegas when she was cast in the original ensemble of Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular. A year later, Kristen began playing "Christine Daae" and continued in that role until the production's closing in September of 2012.


She and her husband are now raising their four-year-old daughter in Las Vegas where she also enjoys being active in the community. Kristen can frequently be found in the recording studio working with composers from the theatre community and she often performs in readings, workshops, and benefit concerts on various stages around town. She was thrilled to make her debut with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Abilene Philharmonic in 2010 and returned to perform with both for their 2011 Holiday Pops concerts. Kristen performed for her all-time largest audience in 2011 when she was invited to sing the National Anthem at a Las Vegas NASCAR race for a crowd of 150,000 and 10 million viewers on FOX. That same year, she collaborated with pianist Philip Fortenberry and released her debut album, "Holidays from the Heart," available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

Credits include:
[title of show] - ArtsFrontier Foundation - Las Vegas, NV
Heidi (2013)

Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular
alt. Christine (2007-2012)

HAIR - Wolfgang Bocksch European Tour
Sheila (2005)

Master Class - Caldwell Theatre - Boca Raton, FL
Sophie (2002)









Kristen Hertzenberg News

Las Vegas Philharmonic Will Present Two Exciting Holiday Concerts Photo Las Vegas Philharmonic Will Present Two Exciting Holiday Concerts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2019

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will present the music that makes the holidays magical with two distinctive holiday concerts sure to bring a smile to even the grinchiest of faces. The orchestra presents one of the most beloved holiday choral works, Handel's Messiah, in A Baroque Holiday on Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. The Las Vegas Master Singers and guest vocalists join the orchestra for a joyous evening.

The Smith Center Is Home For The Holidays With Winter Shows For The Entire Family All Photo The Smith Center Is Home For The Holidays With Winter Shows For The Entire Family All Season Long
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2019

From the heartwarming story of the mean old Grinch to an evening of impressive moves by your TV favorites from So You Think You Can Dance, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is your holiday season headquarters for live entertainment with programming fit for the entire family. Tickets for the following engagements are on sale now at TheSmithCenter.com.

Las Vegas Philharmonic Announces Single Tickets Now on Sale for 2019-2020 Season Photo Las Vegas Philharmonic Announces Single Tickets Now on Sale for 2019-2020 Season
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 18, 2019

The Las Vegas Philharmonic announces single tickets on sale now for its 2019-20 season, which includes 14 performances from September 2019 through May 2020. This is the orchestra's 21st concert season and Donato Cabrera's 6th season as music director for the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

Las Vegas Philharmonic Announces 2019-20 Concert Season Photo Las Vegas Philharmonic Announces 2019-20 Concert Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2019

The Las Vegas Philharmonic and Music Director Donato Cabrera announced the 2019 2020 concert season today, which will include 11 performances from September 7, 2019 through May 9, 2020 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra's 21st season offers an exhilarating mix of Masterworks and Pops concerts that celebrate cherished classical works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi in addition to energetic programs including a night of movie music from Danny Elfman and Tim Burton film collaborations, a nod to Opera and Broadway in an all Kurt Weill program plus two distinct holiday concerts including a nostalgic celebration featuring beloved seasonal melodies to an all Baroque program with Handel's Messiah.

BWW Interview: Travis Cloer of THE LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS A CLASSIC HOLIDAY  Photo BWW Interview: Travis Cloer of THE LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS A CLASSIC HOLIDAY at The Smith Center For The Performing Arts
by Debbie Hall - Nov 26, 2018

Vocalist extraordinaire Travis Cloer (Jersey Boys) will join Kristen Hertzenberg (Phantom) and the Las Vegas Master Singers for The Las Vegas Philharmonic presents A Classic Holiday concert in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 1.

The Smith Center To Present A Wide Variety Of Shows For The Holiday Season Photo The Smith Center To Present A Wide Variety Of Shows For The Holiday Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2018

To help community members get in the festive spirit, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts  announced today it will present a variety of shows this holiday season that span a broad range of genres to entertain all audiences. These include Broadway smash "The Lion King" with eight performances during the week of Thanksgiving, DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular, A Well-Strung Christmas, Broadway legend Kelli O'Hara with Seth Rudetsky, Nevada Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker," the Las Vegas Philharmonic's "A Classic Holiday," Clint Holmes' "Holmes for the Holidays," Graham Dechter & Friends, and Frankie Moreno's "With Plenty of Mistletoe."

Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents A CLASSIC HOLIDAY Concert this December Photo Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents A CLASSIC HOLIDAY Concert this December
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 2, 2018

The Las Vegas Philharmonic presents A Classic Holiday concert featuring vocalists, Kristen Hertzenberg (Phantom), Travis Cloer (Jersey Boys) and the Las Vegas Master Singers on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. 

LV Philharmonic Single Tickets Are On Sale Now Photo LV Philharmonic Single Tickets Are On Sale Now
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2018

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will start selling single tickets today, Wednesday, August 1, 2018, to its 13 performances from September 2018 - May 2019 through The Smith Center Box Office. This will be the orchestra's 20th anniversary concert season and Donato Cabrera's 5th season as Music Director for the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

Las Vegas Philharmonic Offers The FLEX PASS Starting 7/2 Photo Las Vegas Philharmonic Offers The FLEX PASS Starting 7/2
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 25, 2018

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will start selling its FLEX PASS to patrons on Monday, July 2, 2018.  This will be the fourth concert season that the Philharmonic has offered the Flex Pass as an alternative to its traditional subscription packages.  FLEX PASS is a membership-based program that offers customization and flexibility for patrons to decide which concert(s) they want to attend at a later date.  The FLEX PASS offers 6 seats to any of the Philharmonic's Reynolds Hall performances in the upcoming 2018?2019 season.  The seats can be redeemed all at once or broken into any configuration, using up to a maximum of 6 seats.  

Las Vegas Philharmonic Announces 20th Season Lineup Photo Las Vegas Philharmonic Announces 20th Season Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2018

The Las Vegas Philharmonic and Music Director Donato Cabrera announced the 2018 - 2019 concert season today, which will include 13 performances from September 15, 2018 - May 11, 2019 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  This marks the orchestra's 20th concert season and Cabrera's 5th season as Music Director for the Las Vegas Philharmonic.  The upcoming season begins with works by Leonard Bernstein as part of a world-wide celebration of his 100th birthday and the orchestra performs selections from West Side Story and Candide.  Other composers featuring prominently in the new season include Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, John Williams and others. The critically-acclaimed horror film Psycho will be presented in full on the large screen with the orchestra performing the entire spine-tingling score live in a concert for film and music lovers alike in October.   In November, a piano concerto composed by Philip Glass and commissioned by the Las Vegas Philharmonic as part of a consortium of orchestras will be performed by pianist Simone Dinnerstein.  Two holiday concerts in December will delight with nostalgia and feature a special reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas as well as powerful vocal performances by Kristen Hertzenberg and Travis Cloer.  Once again, we dedicate an entire evening to epic film scores by John Williams and perform music spanning four decades of fan favorites from films including Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Harry Potter, and Memoirs of a Geisha in January.  The orchestra features two of its own principal musicians, De Ann Letourneau (violin) and Andrew Smith (cello), as guest soloists in February's An Evening of Brahms.  For the first time, the orchestra is joined by the group Time For Three, an American trio that boasts an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship on music from Bach to Brahms in addition to originals and their own arrangements of everything from bluegrass to mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Justin Timberlake and more at the March 2019 concert.  In April, the second installment of the Music Unwound initiative with the National Endowment for the Humanities explores Czech composer Antonin Dvo?ak and his New World Symphony.  The Philharmonic's chorus-in-residence, the Las Vegas Master Singers will perform at the holiday concerts in addition to May's presentation of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Marking the third year of the orchestra's American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship, violinist Thomas Reif will perform Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in May's season finale. In a finale befitting a 20th Anniversary celebration, acclaimed vocalists Felicia Moore (soprano), Kelley O'Connor (Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano), Sean Panikkar (tenor) and Raymond Aceto (bass) will also perform on Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.