Christina Bernardoni

Chicagoland mezzo-soprano Christina Bernardoni’s musical passions

extend to all genres of classical music, from opera to oratorio to art

song. While she enjoys performing music from all time periods,

Christina discovered an affinity for contemporary music, and especially

enjoys working closely with living composers such as Jeff Smallman

and Paul Ayres to perform their work. During the summer of 2019,

Christina recorded a new opera by Chicago composer Paul Scherer

where she originated the role of Mrs. Memorall in In Venice. In 2017

Christina gave North American premieres of two classical pieces:

Artemisia, a song cycle for mezzo-soprano and string trio written by

British composer Paul Ayres and Hum, an unaccompanied song by

Swiss composer Marc Neufeld. Concert soloist credits include: The

Gonzales Cantata by Melissa Dunphy singing Orrin Hatch, Händel’s

Messiah, Duruflé’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Pergolesi’s Stabat

Mater. Opera credits include: Aunt Cecilia March (Little Women), Ruth

(The Pirates of Penzance), La Voix (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Elizabeth

Proctor (The Crucible), La Badessa (Suor Angelica), The Announcer

(Gallantry), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Olga

(Eugene Onegin) cover, and Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus).

Christina was a recipient of the following awards: The American Prize

for Professional Women in Opera Semi-Finalist (2019), The London

Opera Guild Scholarship (2015), Bel Canto Italian Opera Competition

Junior Division Winner (2009), and Elgin Opera Vocal Competition

Finalist (2007). Christina graduated from the University of Western

Ontario with a Master of Music in Vocal Literature and Performance.

Beforehand, she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice and

Opera Performance from Northwestern University.

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