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Maria Cristina Keightley

Soprano

Victoria Tralongo

Maria Cristina Keightley,  soprano, graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia. A Finalist in the Palm Beach Opera and New York Vocal Artists Competitions, her operatic roles include Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Ilia (Idomeneo), Adina (L'Elisir D'Amore), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and Lady Maude (Eileen) among others.

Ms. Keightley was a two-time recipient of scholarships enabling her to perform with the acclaimed Aspen Opera Theatre Center, Colorado where she appeared in Suor Angelica and Dialogues of the Carmelites under the respective batons of Julius Rudel and James Conlon, and performed the world premiere of “Still Song” by Joshua Kleinfeld.

A fine interpreter of the classical song literature, Ms. Keightley is also in great demand for concert appearances and has concertized throughout the world, appearing in recital with Eril Bassed in Melbourne (Australia), with Janet De Chambrier in Houston, with Inessa Beylin, and with John Moyer as a guest artist at the Frick Vocal Series in Pittsburgh, with various collaborative artists in Aspen, in concert with the National Episcopalian Bishops Conference in Denver, and with Enza Ferrari and colleagues in Oderzo (Italy). In addition to making her successful New York debuts at both Carnegie and CAMI halls, she recently performed in Carlos Castañeda, Jr.’s world premiere “I Should Be Speechless” and as the soprano soloist in Saul with One World Symphony. 

Most recently, Ms. Keightley sang the role of Mimi in La Boheme.

 


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