Christina DeMaio

Mezzo-soprano Christina DeMaio is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music (B.M. Vocal Performance) where she studied under soprano Lisa Saffer. Previous operatic roles include: Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, and Lidio in L’egisto. In addition to operatic roles, Christina also holds several musical theatre credits, including: Fantine in Les Miserables, Maria in Man of La Mancha, and The Witch in Into the Woods.
Christina has been performing from a young age, joining her family as a vocalist in their Northeast Country & Western Swing band, Gunsmoke. Christina has released original music in this genre as Christina Mae. With a strong love of harmony singing, Christina particularly enjoys performing and recording background vocals for various contemporary groups and projects. Christina also holds several Shakespeare credits, including: Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing and Lady Macduff in Macbeth. She has served as the Vice President of The Lipstick Project, an organization devoted to the empowerment and support of women through all-female productions of Shakespeare’s plays (CT). In 2016, Christina was a Young Artist at Asheville Lyric Opera, and winner of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra’s Opera Competition. She is an active soloist throughout New England, and is the Alto Choral Scholar at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH. Christina currently resides in Portsmouth and teaches voice to young students. She also serves as an assistant music director/vocal coach for The Pine Street Players at Christ Church in Exeter, NH.

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