Praised for her “astounding vocal expressivity” and “soaring full voice”, Christina Pecce is a singing-actress who crosses over the genres of opera, musical theatre, jazz, and performance art. She is currently performing in Jesus Christ Superstar with Chicago Lyric Opera as a member of the Ensemble and the Mary Magdalene understudy.
This season, she performed in the inaugural Diva Cage Match with Out Of The Box Opera at Uppercut Boxing Gym in Minneapolis, created the role of Helen Vaughan in the world premiere of The Great God Pan by composer Ross Crean with Chicago Fringe Opera, and premiered her one-woman cabaret entitled Witches, Bitches, & Divas! at Davenport’s Piano Bar in Chicago. She was featured as an Apprentice Artist for Fort Worth Opera’s 2016-2017 season performing the roles of Frasquita in Carmen and Mother’s Ghost in the world premiere of Voir Dire by composer Matthew Peterson.
As a former member of the Boston Opera Collaborative, Ms. Pecce played the roles of Anne in Heggie's To Hell and Back and Armida in Rinaldo. She also served as the company's Concert & Outreach Coordinator from 2014-2016. Additionally in the Boston area, Christina has performed the role of Vivienne in Legally Blonde with The Company Theatre, Dottie in Show Boat with Fiddlehead Theatre, Mrs. Segstrom in A Little Night Music with NextDoor Theater, and the title role in Mary Poppins with The Company Theatre. She is a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association.
In 2015, she took part in the U.S. premiere of Lee Mingwei’s Sonic Blossom, a performance art piece featured at The Museum of Fine Arts, was awarded 3rd place at the Philharmonic Society of Arlington’s Young Artist Competition, was a finalist in The Classical Singer Competition (Music Theatre Division) in Chicago, and was an international semifinalist for The Lotte Lenya Competition.
A native of Boston, Christina Pecce completed her Master’s Degree in Opera Performance as a scholarship student at The Boston Conservatory, studying voice with Dr. Rebecca Folsom. Ms. Pecce received her B.S. in Music Education from Hofstra University in New York where she graduated as a Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society member. She was also awarded two honors recitals and was a finalist in The American Prize in Vocal Performance during her time at Hofstra.
In addition to performing, Ms. Pecce has taught private voice and beginning piano lessons at The Bosse School of Music as well as Codman Academy in Dorchester provided by the Be The Music Program founded by The Bub’s Foundation of Boston. Through this program she has introduced contemporary a cappella music to students lacking the resources to participate in music programs of their own.