Krista Adams Santilli life and biography

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Krista Adams Santilli biography

Date of birth : -
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-19
Credited as : opera soprano, lyric soprano, Carnegie Hall debut

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Krista Adams Santilli is an American lyrics soprano, native from Birmingham, Alabama which resides now in Connecticut with her husband and three children. She is an active performer in operas, musicals, concerts and oratorios.

She has performed nationally and internationally with such organizations as Cheju-do Opera, South Korea; Diamante Films International and DAMS, Bologna, Italy; Internationales Theater, Frankfurt, Germany; the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy; The Annapolis Chorale; The Delaware County Symphony Orchestra; The Young Victorian Theater; Garden State Opera; New York Chamber Players, NYC; Pacific Opera; Crystal Opera; Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and Opera Birmingham. She has performed principal roles in Rigoletto, Der Rosenkavalier, L'Elisir d'Amore; The Pirates of Penzance, The Medium, La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Die Zauberflöte, Agrippina, Suor Angelica, A Little Night Music, Oklahoma!, The Fantasticks! and Sweeney Todd. Likewise, she has been the soprano soloist for Bach's St. John Passion, Mozart's Grand Mass in c-minor, Vivaldi's Gloria and both Haydn's and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.

In 2004, Krista made her Carnegie Hall debut on a gala concert with Pacific Opera of New York; and she was awarded both first prize and the Galli-Campi Award for the most promising coloratura in the Connecticut Opera Theatre's 2005 Amici Vocal Competition. From 2009 to 2011 Krista toured around the country and abroad as the vocalist in more than 250 concerts with pianist and composer Eric Genuis. She has performed in a wide variety of venues, from concert halls to churches, schools to prisons, including the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Los Angeles, the Sears Center Arena in Chicago and the US Military Base at Fort Hood in Texas.

A versatile singer, Krista is comfortable singing various genres of vocal music, from gospel to opera, jazz to musical theatre.

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