Cristina María Castro
A native of San Antonio, TX, Cristina María Castro is a sought-after performer in both classical music and musical theatre. Bouncing from Baroque to Backstreet Boys, she recently performed as the soprano soloist in the Haydn Lord Nelson Mass, and within weeks, the world premiere of the musical Howie D: Back in the Day. Cristina María did indeed meet and perform with Backstreet Boy, Howie D! Dreams do come true!
A lover of new music, she has had the honor of originating and creating three roles: Mrs. D in Howie D: Back in the Day, Cristina Maria in Local Opera Local Artists’ opera pastiche entitled We Might be Struck by Lightning, and Catherine in a New York Theatre Festival new musical called Bright is the Ring of Words. She has also workshopped many compositions in Frontiers with the Fort Worth Opera Festival. Other favorite roles include Maria in West Side Story, Monica in The Medium, and Despina in Cosí fan tutte.
Cristina María is proud to hold a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Trinity University and a Master of Music in Voice Performance from The Ohio State University. Soon after completing an Artist Diploma at Texas Christian University, she moved to New York where she now resides with her husband. Having grown up in Texas, but still very much in touch with her Puerto Rican roots, follow Cristina María’s TexaRican adventures both on and off stage @cristinamaria_castro.