American Soprano Christina Major has been praised in the Dallas Morning News for her sumptuous and agile "Italianate sound" that brings back memories of the earlier greats. She was hailed in Opera News as being a "sensitive actress" who "brought the highest emotional stakes of the evening." San Francisco Chronicle's Joshua Kosman describes her as having "expressive verve and technical command.”
Ms. Major will make her role debut as the Gingerbread Witch in Hansel and Gretel with Opera Tampa in 2024 and returns to Carnegie Hall to sing the Vivaldi Magnificat with the New England Symphony. New endeavours ahead include the challenging role of Florence Foster Jenkins in the the straight play "Souvenir" which opened on Broadway in 2005. Recent exciting debuts brought her Buenos Aires where she sang the title role of Norma with the prestigious Teatro Colón under the baton of Maestro Renato Palumbo. She was the featured soprano soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphony in Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem as well as celebrated works by John Rutter on two separate engagements. Under the direction of Maestro Enrique Diemecke, she performed the soprano solos in the Mahler No. 2 symphony. Last year saw Ms. Major in her debut in the role of Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana with Opera Tampa. She returned to the University of North Texas Symphony to sing Brahms Requiem. She sang the role Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony and returned to the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, NM for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony under the baton of Maestro Joe Illick. A special engagement included the role of Elettra in Idomeneo with Opera San Jose in a joint production with Packard Humanities. Earlier debuts include role of Mimi in La Boheme with Fort Worth Opera and Knoxville Opera.
A celebrated concert artist, Ms Major has been engaged by the Greenville Symphony under the baton of Russian conductor Edvard Tchivzhel in works such as the Verdi Requie, Beethoven Ninth, Poulenc Gloria, Cavalleria rusticana, and repeat performances of Mahler No. 2 Symphony She has been engaged with the Flint Symphony, Dallas Symphony Chorus tour to South America with Brahm's Requiem, the Arizona MusicFest with Carmina Burana, and the ending scene of Salome in the same concert with Maestro Robert Moody as well as the Jacksonville Symphony in Dona nobis pacem. She has made appearances with the Phoenix Symphony, Boulder Symphony, San Jose Symphony, Midsummer Mozart Festival with theC Minor Mass, Stockton Symphony, Fairbanks Symphony, Delaware Symphony, National Symphony, Florida Bach Festival, Tucson Symphony and Winston-Salem Symphony.
She sang the inaugural performances at the new Weill Concert Hall of the Green Music Center with the Santa Rosa Symphony in Verdi Operatic pieces. Ms. Major was honoured to be a grant recipient in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation and the Gerda Lissner Foundation. She was a winner in the Trujillo International Voice Competition and the Dallas Opera Competition. She was engaged as an apprentice and cover artist at Santa Fe Opera in her training years.