“Scintillating” Soprano Christina Hourihan is quickly moving up the operatic ladder. “Ms. Hourihan has a bright coloratura sound which is well-focused and well-suited to...trills, arpeggios, and wide skips” (Voce di Meche, Meche Kroop). This budding ingénue has performed roles such as Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), The Bat (L'enfant et les Sortilèges), and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte).
Career highlights include singing the roles of Adele in Die Fledermaus and Frasquita in Carmen with Delaware Valley Opera, as well as performing with her trio JACOPERA in Milan, Italy, for the group’s European debut. She also sang the role of the coquettish Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Nevada Opera’s Young Artist Program, the feisty Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Delaware Valley Opera’s Young Artist Program, and covered the role of Oberto (Alcina) as a Young Artist with Opera Steamboat. In addition, she joined the Mediterranean Opera Studio in Caltagirone, Italy, where she performed in both Caltagirone and Palermo.
Hourihan performed the world premiere of a set of songs called Neighbors: The Yard Critters which were composed for her voice by New York based composer David Morneau, based on the book by George Held. She also collaborated with world-renowned pianist Kyungmi Nam to premiere A Wind in the Leaves, a piece composed by Danny Leo for the 2015 Vox Novus Music Festival at Symphony Space. Later that year, she sang at Carnegie Hall as part of the concert entitled A Prayer for Peace, during which Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s Yunus Emre had its NYC premiere.
Ms. Hourihan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Muhlenberg College and a Master of Music degree from The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. Christina currently resides in New York City.