Cristina María Castro

A San Antonio, TX native who’s still very much in touch with her Puerto Rican roots, Cristina María Castro is a sought-after performer equally at home in the worlds of both classical music and musical theatre. She is also happy to include on-camera work in her artistic repertoire.  Recent theatrical performances include Monica in the Spanish-language premiere of Menotti’s La Medium with Fort Worth Opera, Guan Yin in Monkey: A Kung Fu Puppet Parable with White Snake Projects, La Decimista Soprano in El Oratorio Panhispánico with Music at Co-Cath, and Toledo in The Falling and the Rising with Intermountain Opera BozemanAn avid champion of new music, Cristina María has had the honor of originating and creating several roles including Guan Yin and La Decimista Soprano, as well as Mrs. D in Howie D: Back in the Day, Cristina María in Local Opera Local Artists’ opera pastiche, We Might be Struck by Lightning, and Catherine in a New York Theatre Festival new musical, Bright is the Ring of Words. She has also workshopped many compositions in Frontiers with the Fort Worth Opera Festival. Other favorite roles performed include Maria in West Side StoryAldonza in The Man of La Mancha, and Despina in Cosí fan tutte. In addition to performing, Castro has begun producing creative works, including her new position as Associate Director of the Brooklyn-based organization Music at Co-Cath where she curates awe-inspiring and multicultural sacred music concert-plus experiences. Follow Cristina María’s adventures both on and offstage @cristinamaria_castro

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