Episode No. 43 Saturday, July 28, 2018 Maria Cristina (Kit) Navarro, Soprano soloist, Soprano Section Leader, Teacher, Performer
Superstar Soprano Maria Cristina (“Kit”) Navarro is in high demand everywhere! Not only is she a busy staff soprano and cantor at Christ Cathedral, but is a frequent soloist at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, with Pacific Chorale and the one-time Pacific Opera. She performs in her native Philippines, in Europe, and all-over Southern California! She is at home on the opera stage as well as singing sacred oratorios, singing in choirs and serving as a cantor at church. On the show, she describes the differences between opera and oratorio, and even speaks of her favorite roles! She is a teacher of music and fitness. She has several upcoming performances: Cristine will again be the featured soloist with Pacific Chorale’s annual Choral Festival, August 12, 2018, under the baton of Dr. Robert Istad. This year’s Choral Festival concert is all Mozart and Ms. Navarro will have solos in the Mozart Vespers, and sing the famous Alleluia from “Exsultate Jubilate”. For free tickets to this performance: https://www.scfta.org/events/2018/pacific-chorales-choral-festival.
She will be performing with the Philippine Chamber Singers this coming August 17, 2018 at the Disney Concert Hall. You can also hear Kit almost any Sunday here at Christ Cathedral at the 930 AM Mass and she will be featured in the “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi in this year’s Christmas at the Cathedral, December 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM. For tickets and information: ChristCathedralMusic.org
MUSIC: Requiem.(movement 5) Johannes Brahms. Soprano Cristine Navarro
MUSIC: Opera, Magic Flute. (Der Holle Rache). Wolfgang Mozart. Soprano Cristine Navarro
MUSIC: La Capinera. Italian Art Song. Soprano Cristine Navarro
MUSIC: La Boheme. (Quando m’en vo) Puccini Soprano Cristine Navarro
MUSIC: Carmina Burana. (#17 In Trutina – Tempis Est Locumdum) Carl Orf Pacific Choral Choral Festival Choir 2017, Soprano Cristine Navarro