Performing in "All Together Now--Celebrate in Song!" on June 30th, 2013
Maria Cristina “Kit” Navarro
Maria Cristina “Kit” Navarro, has performed internationally, that includes the Biel, Basel and Baden Theaters in Switzerland, San Diego Opera, Los Angeles Opera, El Paso Opera, Long Beach Opera and Opera Pacific. Guest appearances include Stadtorchester Solothurn, Children’s Orchestra Society of New York, Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale, Kalamazoo Symphony in Michigan, Corona del Mar Baroque Festival, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Filipino Artist Series among others. The Orange County Register describes her as a “gifted soprano..whose effortless production and lustrous, satiny tone were angelic ... a coloratura specialist whose portrayal would always harvest special applause” according to the Badener Tagblatt. Other credits include doing Back up Vocals for Andrea Bocelli and Reba McEntire, musical recording for the films “Click” and “Lady in the Water” and a West Coast Tour of “The Lord of the Rings” with the Munich Symphony Orchestra. As a former member- soloist of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, she toured Europe, USA, Asia, Canada and Mexico. Maria Cristina received her Bachelor’s Degree in Voice at the University of the Philippines and her Diploma in Music Theater Studies at the Biel Conservatory in Switzerland. A first prize winner in the National Music Competition for Young Artists in the Philippines, she was also a recipient of the Migros Genossenschafts- Bund Studienpreis and a first prize winner in the Elvira Luthi Wegmann Vocal Competition in Switzerland.