“Scintillating” Soprano Christina Hourihan, the “C” of JACOPERA, 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, 2015). This budding ingénue has performed roles such as Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), The Bat (L’enfant et les Sortileges), and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte). Career highlights include singing the role of Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Delaware Valley Opera’s Young Artist Program and singing Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Nevada Opera’s Young Artist Program. She joined the Mediterranean Opera Studio in Caltagirone, Italy, where she studied technique under Met Opera star Nelly Miricioiu, and performed in both Caltagirone and Palermo. After returning to NYC, Hourihan performed the world premiere of a set of songs called, “Neighbors: The Yard Critters,” which were composed for her voice by composer David Morneau, based on George Held’s book of the same name. Recently, she sang at Carnegie Hall as part of the concert entitled “A Prayer for Peace,” where one third of the proceeds were donated to UNRHC. 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. 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 and is a student of Jack LiVigni.
Christina is a coloratura soprano living in New York City, with a gritty look at what it means to be a diva day-to-day as she goes on auditions, to competitions, coachings, and performances. She writes with honesty and a relatable I’m-fierce-and-I-know-it type attitude.