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 has a love for music from all time periods, Christina discovered an affinity for contemporary music, and enjoys working closely with living composers such as Jeff Smallman and Richard Blackford to perform their work. In 2017, 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. In spring 2016, Christina gave the North American premiere of Artemisia, a song cycle for mezzo-soprano and string trio written by British composer Paul Ayres. In winter 2016, she gave the North American premiere of Hum, a solo voice song by Swiss composer Marc Neufeld during his brief residency in London, Ontario.  Christina’s opera credits include: 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) and Zita (Gianni Schicchi). Christina received the following awards: The London Opera Guild Scholarship (2015), Bel Canto Italian Opera Competition Junior Division Winner (2009), and Elgin Opera Vocal Competition Finalist (2007).