Opera Experience

Susanna

Le Nozze di Figaro

"Mozart in Vienna" at the Austrian Embassy

2016

Carmen

Carmen

Opera Camerata of Washington

2015

Soloist

A Birthday Toast! Bel Cantanti Opera's 10th Anniversary Concert

Bel Cantanti Opera

2014

Soloist

Rachmaninoff Songs, Arias and Duets

Bel Cantanti Opera

2013

Soloist

Broadway and Beyond

Lyric Opera Virginia

2013

Carmen

Carmen

Raymond Gubbay

2013

Santuzza

Cavalleria Rusticana

Opera Tampa

2012

Nedda

I Pagliacci

Opera Tampa

2012

Carmen

Bizet's Carmen

Opera Africa

2011

Carmen

Carmen

Allentown Symphony Orchestra

2011

Donna Elvira

Don Giovanni

Opera North

2010

Carmen

Carmen

Raymond Gubbay

2010

Donna Elvira

Mozart's Don Giovanni

Virginia Opera

2010

Countess Almaviva

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

Opera Delaware

2009

Carmen

Bizet's Carmen

London's Royal Albert Hall

2009

Djamileh

Bizet's Djamileh

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh

2008

Violetta

La Traviata

Shreveport Opera

2008

Violetta

La Traviata

Piedmont Opera

2007

Carmen

Carmen

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

2007

Carmen

Carmen

Shreveport Opera

2007

Nedda

I Pagliacci

Virginia Opera

2007

Violetta

La Traviata

Wichita Grand Opera

2006

Carmen

Carmen

Virginia Opera

2006

Vitellia

La clemenza di Tito

Washington National Opera

2006

Zemphira

Aleko

Bel Cantanti

2006

Carmen

Carmen

Opera Tampa

2005

Violetta

La Traviata

Virginia Opera

2005

Tatiana

Eugene Onegin

Bel Cantanti

2005

Marzelline (cover)

Fidelio

Virginia Opera

2004

First Lady

The Magic Flute

Virginia Opera

2003

Rosa Gonzales

Summer and Smoke

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh

2003

Isabel/Madeline

The Face on the Barroom Floor

Central City Opera

2003

Nedda (cover)

I Pagliacci

Central City Opera

2003

Carmen

Carmen

Woodmere Art Museum

2003

Pamina

Die Zauberflöte

The Academy of Vocal Arts

2003

Rosa Gonzales

Summer and Smoke

Central City Opera

2002

Helena (cover)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Central City Opera

2002

Rosina

Il barbiere di Siviglia

The Academy of Vocal Arts

2002

Alice Ford

Falstaff

The Academy of Vocal Arts

2001

Musetta

La Bohème

The Academy of Vocal Arts

2001

Lisa

La Sonnambula

The Academy of Vocal Arts

2001

Donna Elvira

Don Giovanni

The Academy of Vocal Arts

2000

Second Woman

Dido and Aeneas

The Academy of Vocal Arts

2000

Rosario

Goyescas

Pan-American Symphony Orchestra

2000

Despina

Così fan tutte

The Academy of Vocal Arts

2000

 

Concert Experience

Cristina Nassif in Concert

10th Annual River City Festival of the Arts

2017

A Neighborhood of Friends

Lyric Fest

2016

Cristina Nassif and Jamie Kotmair In Recital

9th Annual River City Festival of the Arts

2016

Cristina Nassif and Jamie Kotmair In Recital

8th Annual River City Festival of the Arts

2015

Pergolesi "Stabat Mater"

First Presbyterian Church

2015

Pergolesi "Stabat Mater"

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

2014

Gala Program

The Al Bustan International Festival of Music and the Arts

2013

Verdi Requiem

The Al Bustan International Festival of Music and the Arts

2013

"Les Nuits d’ Eté" by Hector Berlioz

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra

2011

I've Got Rhythm

Lyric Fest

2011

A Night at the Opera

Bucks County Choral Society

2010

Alive...with music!

Allentown Symphony

2010

Pasión por la Zarzuela

Carnegie Hall

2010

Solo Concert

River City Festival of the Arts

2010

Grand FINALE with Grand Opera

Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, Lebanon

2010

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

2010

Biography in Music - SHAKESPEARE

LyricFest

2009

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

2009

"Concert in the Park" Series

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Opera New Jersey

2009

OPERA FOR EVERYONE

Virginia Opera

2009

At the River - A Musical Afternoon with Cristina Nassif and Jamie Kotmair

River City Arts Festival

2009

Strauss' Four Last Songs

McLean Orchestra

2009

An Afternoon of Opera, Broadway & Art Song

Inaugural River City Festival

2008

Viennese Masters

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

2008

Evening of Opera

Embassy Series of Washington, DC

2008

Operatic Highlights (in two Chinese cities)

International Opera Alliance

2007

An Evening of Opera

Carnegie Hall

2007

10th Annual Winter Showcase Concert

Carnegie Hall

2007

"A Night at the Opera"

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus

2006

All Patriotic Salute

Ocean City Pops: Summer Concerts at the Pier

2006

Elijah

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

2006

Duende! (Solo Spanish Recital)

International Poetry Forum

2005

Opera on the Square

Philadelphia’s Welcome America Orchestra

2005

Tribute to Korngold (arias/songs)

Austrian Embassy - Embassy Series

2005

Lobgesang

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

2004

Snowshoe Symphony Festival

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

2004

A Little Moonlight Music

Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens - Virginia Opera

2004

Elijah

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

2004

Eight Candles in the Darkness

The American Swedish Historical Museum

2003

Exsultate, jubilate!

Ulrich Recital Hall - University of Maryland Chamber Ensemble

1999

Stabat Mater (Pergolesi)

St. Columba Catholic Church

1997

 

Awards & Honors

Gerda Lissner Foundation First Prize Winner, 2008
Gerda Lissner Foundation First Prize Winner, 2007
Gerda Lissner Foundation Grant Award Winner, 2005
International Voice Competition of Bilbao (Spain) Winner – Third Place and Critic’s Choice Award, 2004
The Richard F. Gold Career Grant – Outstanding Central City Apprentice Artist, 2003
Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Voice Competition – Finalist, 2003
James Parkinson Competition Winner – Second Place, 2003
Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Competition Winner – Encouragement Award, 2003
Bel Canto Voice Competition Scholarship Winner – Study Grant, 2002
Oreste A. Giargiari Bel Canto Competition Winner – Second Place, 2002
McGlone Award – Outstanding Central City Studio Artist, 2002
Marjorie Lawrence International Voice Competition Winner – First Place, student division, 2001
MONC Regional Award Winner, 1999
Rosa Ponselle All Marylanders’ Opera Competition Winner – Gold Medallion, 1997

 

Training

Renata Scotto Opera Academy, Resident Artist, 2005
Virginia Opera, Spectrum Resident Artist, 2003-2004
Central City Opera, Apprentice Artist/Studio Artist, 2003/2002
The Academy of Vocal Arts, Artist Diploma, 1999-2003
The University of Maryland at College Park, Bachelor of Music, 1995-1999
Private Study, Cristina Herrera de Nassif, 1993- present

 

TEACHERS: Bill Schuman (2002-2011), Regina McConnell (1995-1999), Cristina Herrera de Nassif (1993-present)

COACHES: Tom Krause, David Lofton, Christofer Macatsoris, Ghenady Mierson, John Moriarty, Danielle Orlando, Richard Raub, Dan Saunders, Michele Scanlon, Katerina Souvorova, Joseph Walsh, Laura Ward

CONDUCTORS: Sylvia Alimena, James Allbritten, Gregory Buchalter, Louis Burkot, Grant Cooper, Anton Coppola, JoAnn Falletta, Douglas Fisher, Gareth Hancock, Joseph Illick, Francesco Lanzilotta, David Lofton, Christofer Macatsoris, Peter Mark, John Moriarty, Richard Raub, Peter Robinson, Dan Saunders, Joseph Walsh, Eckart Wycik

DIRECTORS : Ken Cazan, Dorothy Danner, Eric Dillner, Jonathan Eaton, David Freeman, Lillian Groag, Lorna Haywood, Ron Luchinger, Dale Morehouse, Roger Riggle, Michael Shell, Marc Verzatt

COMPOSERS: Rev. Angelo della Picca, Dr. Peter Nocella

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