A native of San Antonio, TX, Cristina María Castro is an emerging soprano performing in numerous venues around the United States. She is honored to have been part of the world premiere of We Might be Struck by Lightning with Local Opera Local Artists in Austin, TX where she both sang and danced. Other recent performances include A Little Night Music with Theatre 3, West Side Story and Jesus Christ Superstar with Casa Mañana, and Norma with The Dallas Opera. A lover of new music, she has performed several new compositions in Frontiers during the past four seasons with the Fort Worth Opera. Ms. Castro is proud to have been a young artist with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, the Janiec Opera Company, and Seagle Music Colony. Some of her other favorite performances include Maria in West Side Story, Despina in Cosí fan tutte, Eliza in Dark Sisters, and Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She is proud to hold a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Trinity University and a Master of Music in Voice Performance from The Ohio State University. Ms. Castro currently resides in Fort Worth, TX where she will complete Artist Diploma at Texas Christian University in 2017. Having grown up in Texas, but still very much in touch with her Puerto Rican roots, follow Cristina María’s TexaRican adventures both on and off stage @cmcsoprano.