ANNOUNCEMENTS

RICHARD F. GOLD CAREER GRANT

Ms.Kushnick has been chosen as a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant, provided by The Shoshana Foundation. This is presented to a graduating student that demonstrates exceptional promise for a career on the operatic stage.

For more information about The Shoshana Foundation, please visit www.shoshanafoundation.org

"VANNESSA" AT CARNEGIE HALL

Ms.Kushnick made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Vanessa Quintet for the MSM Centennial Gala in April 2019.

THOMAS HAMPSON MASTER CLASS

Ms.Kushnick recently participated in a master class and live webcast with  Thomas Hampson at the Manhattan School of Music. 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Soprano, Christina Kushnick is a second-year Master’s student at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Shirley Close. Ms. Kushnick is also a past student of Dolora Zajick’s Institute of Young Dramatic Voices from 2017-2018. Previous credits include Aïda (High Priestess), and scenes from Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne) and Un Ballo in Maschera (Amelia). She was also chosen as the Soprano Solo Cover for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 during Manhattan School of Music’s Centennial Celebration. Other past performances include Hansel and Gretel (The Witch) with Manhattan School of Music, made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Vanessa Quintet for the MSM Centennial Gala in April, and attended the Musik Theater Bavaria program in Oberaudorf, Germany in July 2019. Ms. Kushnick is a humble recipient of the Licia Albanese/Puccini Scholarship and the Richard F. Gold Career Grant.

 

GALLERY

 

MEDIA

G. Verdi: "Come in quest'ora bruna" (Simon Boccanegra

R. Wagner: "Liebestod" (Tristan und Isolde

Accompanied by the L.A. Symphonic Winds

V. Bellini: "Mira o Norma" (Norma

Shira Renee Thomas, soprano

P. Mascagni: "Voi lo sapete" (Cavalleria Rusticana)

W.A. Mozart: "Sull'aria" (Le nozze di Figaro)

Shira Renee Thomas, soprano

C. Gluck: "Divinités du Styx " (Alceste)

R. Wagner: "Dich teure Halle" (Tannhäuser)

 

CALENDAR

JANUARY 30, 2019

THOMAS HAMPSON MASTER CLASS

Manhattan School of Music + Live Stream 

4:00 pm

FEBRUARY 20, 2019

STEPHANIE BLYTHE MASTER CLASS

Miller Recital Hall | Manhattan School of Music

4:00 - 7:00 pm

APRIL 07, 2019

Hansel & Gretel (Performed in English)

Role: The Witch  

Amato Opera-in-Brief

Greenfield Hall | Manhattan School of Music

6:30 pm

 

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