Christina Overton| Nellie Forebush
Praised for her “lilting mezzo-soprano combined with a fierce stage presence” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), mezzo-soprano, Christina Overton, is quickly establishing herself as a dynamic artist in the musical realms of opera, concert, and musical theatre. Overton’s 2018-2019 season includes the role of Desireé Armfeldt in A Little Night Music with The Natchez Opera Festival as well as Marthe in Faust. She was recently a featured artist with the Evansville Philharmonic and performed the title role in Kiss Me, Kate with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, praised for a performance “impeccably sung” (PA Theatre Guide) and a "fine comedic flair in her acting" with "authentic chemistry on stage […] both genuine and affecting.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Other engagements include, Julie LaVerne in Show Boat with Opera Naples, Third Lady (The Magic Flute) with Chatham Opera and The Orlando Philharmonic, Dorabella (Così Fan Tutte) and Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) with Opera Fusion, Ivey Smith (On The Town) with the Klezmer Company Orchestra, and Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro).
Overton has performed in concert with the Miami Symphony Orchestra and performed as the alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Virginia Consort and in Handel’s Messiah at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Overton’s singing has garnered her recognition and awards. She was a 2016 Marianne Cornetti Scholar, a 2014 semi-finalist in the American Traditions Vocal Competition, the recipient of the 2009 Beulah Walwark Endowment Award, and finalist in the Palm Beach National Vocal Competition. Overton earned a Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and maintains a residence in Florence, Italy.
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