Praised for her vocal agility and clear tone, Minneapolis
based soprano, Anna Christofaro, is gaining recognition as an interpreter
of a wide range of repertoire from early to contemporary music.
She performed on the 2018 GRAMMY nominated album, Tyberg
Masses, with the South Dakota Chorale. Other highlights
include performing at the Olavsfestagene Festival in Trondheim, Norway
with the GRAMMY award-winning ensemble, Conspirare, and performed on their
national tour of Considering Matthew
Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson. She’s also performed under the baton of
Bach-scholars, Helmuth Rilling and Hans-Christoph Rademann, at the Weimar
Bach Academy and the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart in Germany.
Anna’s made her soloist
debuts of Bach’s St. Johns Passion with the Minnesota Bach
Ensemble, Fauré’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah with the
Minnesota Chorale, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor with the Grinnell Oratorio
Society, Vivaldi’s Gloria with Consortium Carissimi, and Monteverdi’s
Vespers of 1610 and Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb with the
University of North Texas. She’s also been featured on
numerous Artist Series Recitals of music by local composers, Steve
Heitzeg, Libby Larsen, Abbie Betinis and Jocelyn Hagen. Other solo
appearances include Handel’s Ulrecht Te Deum,
and Mozart’s Regina Coeli, as well as Bach’s B Minor Mass and
numerous Bach cantatas with the Bach Roots Festival.
A versatile performer, Anna has performed the role of First
Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Amalfi Coast Music and
Arts Festival in Italy. Other opera credits include the role of
Maguellone in Viardot’s Cendrillon, Serpina in
Pergolesi’s La Serva Perdona, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Gianetta
in The Gondoliers.
Anna holds a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.