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Praised for her "velvety mezzo" (operawire) Christina Casey is "home" in Kansas City, MO. While pursuing an Artist Certificate at UMKC Conservatory, Ms. Casey was seen in the roles of Ramiro in Mozart's La finta giardiniera, Hänsel from Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel as well as Maman/la tasse Chinoise/la libellule in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges.
Ms. Casey is the co-founder of Kansas City's newest opera company Landlocked Opera. Landlocked Opera is committed to serving the Kansas City community with quality performances, and serving KC area artists with quality opportunities.
Ms. Casey made her professional debut with Lyric Opera of Kansas City as a chorister in their 2018 production of Madama Butterfly. She will return this season for La bohème, Lucia di Lammermoor, and the Kansas City premiere ofThe Shining. In summer 2019 she sang with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre covering the roles of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Bird Woman. Ms. Andrew in Mary Poppins, Hannah in Newsies, as well as performing the role of Ms. Lark in Mary Poppins.
Ms. Casey completed a Master of Music with Dr. Lori Bade at Louisiana State University. During her time with LSU Opera, she portrayed several leading roles including Zosha in Part One of Jake Heggie's Out of Darkness, Isabella in l'Italiana in Alegri, The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Katisha in The Mikado, and Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict.
Ms. Casey has also participated in past summer with programs such as Opera in the Ozarks and Opera Academy of California, where she portrayed lead roles in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Die Fledermaus, La cenerentola, Daphnis et Chloé and Il Giasone. She was a recipient of the 2016 Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, in the Little Rock, AR district. Ms. Casey also holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Missouri, where she studied under Ann Harrell.
Ms. Casey maintains a highly successful private voice studio, including students of all ages and experience. Many of her students have placed in national competitions, been accepted to top undergraduate and graduate vocal music programs, and performed leading roles on the opera and musical theatre stages.