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Accompanist Jesse Pieper and trio JACOPERA (Jennie, Ana, and Christina)
We particularly enjoyed Ms. Hourihan’s sense of drama in everything she sang, making each aria believable, even when out of context. Mozart’s “Batti Batti, o bel Masetto” from Don Giovanni was a standout and truly conveyed the various strategies Zerlina uses to win Masetto’s forgiveness. This gal can really act! We also enjoyed her “Ah, non credea mirarti” from Bellini’s La Sonnambula both the cantabile section and the cabaletta “Ah, non giunge!” in which she unleashed her coloratura skills.
Christina performing "Les oiseux dans la charmille" from Les Contes d'Hoffmann, July 2015. Audience member Meche Kroop winds the doll back up!
With the fine accompaniment of pianist Kyungmi Nam, the scintillating soprano Christina Hourihan and the mellifluous mezzo-soprano Abigail Wright graced the stage of the acoustically perfect concert hall at the National Opera Center. The gals not only sang but entered into the spirit of the work with Ms. Hourihan enacting the part of the eponymous heroine and Ms. Wright, that of the nurturing companion Mallika. Ms. Hourihan has a bright coloratura sound which is well-focused and well suited to the trills, arpeggios and wide skips of Olympia’s aria “Les oiseaux dans la charmille” from Les Contes d’Hoffman.
Christina Hourihan | Opera Singer I Voice Over Talent I Actor