Cristina Jones is a soprano hailing from Southern California. She has performed recitals, oratorio and operatic works in the United States, England, and Scotland.
Highlights include Fauré’s Requiem, John Rutter’s A Mass for the Children, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, as well as Verdi’s Rigoletto and Falstaff, Bernstein’s Candide, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Der Schauspieldirektor, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Jonathan Dove's Flight and Handel’s Rodelinda.
More recently, she was featured as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under the direction of Dr. Kimo Furumoto with the Rio Hondo Symphony. Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Laguna Beach Chamber Singers, and she also prepared the role of the mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti with Opera California under the direction of Dr. Philip Roh.
Born with Retinopathy of prematurity, an eye condition which eventually left her totally blind, Cristina began her musical training at the age of eight upon joining the Johnny Mercer’s Children’s Choir at the Braille Institute under the direction and guidance of Anne Bell. Thanks to Anne’s guidance and encouragement, she was inspired to study music more fully at California State University, Fullerton - School of Music.
In 2013, she received her Bachelors of Music from CSUF, where she studied with Linda Leyrer, Mark Salters, and Janet Smith.
Upon receiving her Master of Arts in Voice Performance in 2015, Cristina graduated with honors from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied under Julie Kennard and Iain Ledingham. Currently, Cristina is performing in various concerts and operas, teaching private voice, and studying privately with Fred Carama.
When she’s not screeching for audiences or at students, Cristina is tap dancing, laughing, reading a good book, going on adventures with her guide dog Dwayne, or advocating and raising awareness for an empowered and enriched life as a soprano who happens to be blind.
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