Christina Boosahda, Soprano
Acclaimed as an “impassioned and impressive” (The Wall Street Journal), “stunning young soprano” (The Washington Post) Christina Boosahda continues to be hailed for her powerful performances as a vibrant talent on the rise. This season she made débuts with DC Public Opera in their inaugural season as Donna Elivra in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, as well as with Opera Louisiane in their adaptation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Niebelungen (arranged by Maestro Michael Borowitz), as Woglinde, Gerhilde, and the Dritte Norn. Other notable performances include: Mrs. Anderseen in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Antonia (cover) in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, First Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Miss Silverpeal in Mozart’s Impresario, The Rooster in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Gabrielle in Offenbach’s La vie parisienne. Recently, she made her debut as a young artist with the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center in the role of Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. While working with the Janiec Opera Company Ms. Boosahda also had the pleasure of covering the role of Lady Billows in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, singing in the ensemble of Sweeney Todd, and premiering the role of Mrs. Hurstwood in a workshop performance of Robert Aldridge’s new American opera, Sister Carrie.
Ardent about contemporary opera, in the spring of 2012, Ms. Boosahda had the privilege of premiering the role of Bita Parvin in Houston Grand Opera’s production of Gregory Spears’ The Bricklayer. She later returned to the Houston Grand Opera stage in the spring of 2013 as Loretta/Mama in the world premiere of David Hanlon’s Past the Checkpoints, and as Amanda/Ameliora in Sterling Tinsley’s Daniel and the Dreamcatcher. Other prominent premiere performances include; Lulu Baines in Robert Aldridge’s American opera Elmer Gantry, Step-Sister One in Kurt Erickson’s What Your Parent’s Don’t Want You to Know, Mrs. Kimball in Jeremy Beck’s Review!, and Marketer One in Paul Salerni’s Tony Caruso’s Final Broadcast. In September of 2014, she will have the privilege of collaborating with Mr. Spears again, in a fundraising concert event for his new opera, O Columbia as well as will be reprising her role as Loretta in David Hanlon’s Past the Checkpoints in staged concert performances.
Ms. Boosahda earned her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the Ithaca College School of Music. She obtained her Master of Music degree with a concentration in vocal performance at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where she studied under the tutelage of Cynthia Clayton. She is a northern Virginia native and currently resides in Houston, TX.