Christa Warda


B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music

A lyric coloratura, Christa has performed with opera companies and symphony orchestras in Germany, Italy, and the United States. Opera roles include Violetta Valery in La Traviata , Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance , Adele in Die Fledermaus , Pamina in The Magic Flute , and Despina in Cosi fan Tutte . A 1985 winner of the Jay Speck Foundation Competition in Philadelphia, she has studied at the Juilliard School and the American Institute in Graz, Austria, and has taught voice in Germany. Her teachers include Shirlee Emmons and Wayne Conner, and she has participated in master classes with Bidu Sayao, Eileen Farrell, Eleanor Steber, and Licia Albanese.