New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Christina Johnston is said by many to be one of a kind in the music world. Despite her young age she is already making a name for herself in the classical sphere with a vocal range that most could only dream of. She has toured in Europe, Asia and South America
and counts Presidents and State
Officials amongst her biggest fans.
The stunning debut album 'Blessing' consists of a mix of highly popular opera arias plus some rarities that were totally suited to her high soprano voice. These include selections by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Puccini, Bellini, Dvorak, Gounod, Handel, Grieg, Johann Strauss, Canteloube and the notoriously difficult arias 'Der Hölle Rache' from The Magic Flute and 'Bell Song' from Lakmé by Delibes. On the album, Christina
displays her gift for languages by singing in no fewer than nine, including English, German, Latin, Russian, French, Italian, Czech, Norwegian and the French dialect Occitan.
"Christina is one of the few coloraturas that could sing the challenging 'Symphony of the Danube'" - Jan Žemla, Director
of Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra
At just age 18, Christina
was accepted with scholarship for The Guildhall School of Music
and Drama. During her time there she performed in numerous productions and concerts ranging from Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana to Verdi's Requiem and Bernstein's Candide. She has participated in master classes with such renowned opera singers as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Renée Fleming, Emma Kirby and Yvonne Kenny, and competed in various competitions including the International Mozart Competition, the International Antoin Dvorak Competition and the National
Performing Arts Competition.
Meeting her future husband, Slava
Myachin, meant a move to Prague to pursue her opera career with studies at the State
Opera. It also meant that she had the opportunity to sing with conductors and orchestras all over Europe
as well as Asia and South America. Being that modern rarity - a high coloratura - meant Christina
became very much in demand in European opera houses and concert halls. Her fresh, pure voice also meant she was in demand for both concerts of contemporary classical composers and popular concerts of film and show music.
"Christina has the best voice for Film Music
in Rudolfinum Concert Hall. Her classical version of Titanic was the best I have heard!" - Nikola Bojcev, Organiser of Film Music
The album is released on a brand new label, TADLOW CLASSICS, which is a recent addition to the highly acclaimed and award-winning Tadlow Music
Label run by veteran film and classical music producer and orchestral contractor James
Fitzpatrick. Some 30 years ago, James
formed Silva Screen Records with his business partner Reynold da Silva and went on to great success with the discovery of soprano Lesley Garrett, which in a way started the 'classical crossover' movement. Since the formation of Tadlow Music, James
has worked on albums by some of the biggest names in this 'crossover' field including Katherine Jenkins, Alexander
Armstrong, Dame Vera Lynn, Ricky Martin, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and many more.
Track Listing for 'Blessing'
2. Laudate Dominum
3. Song To The Moon
4. The Nightingale
5. Je Veux Vivre
6. Caccini's Ave Maria
7. Solveig's Song
8. L'Air des Clochettes
9. Quando me'n vo
10. Lascia Ch'io Pianga
13. Der Holle Rachte Kocht
14. O Quante Volte
16. Fallen Soldier
The Miracle of the Voice UK Tour
Aldeburgh Parish Church, Aldeburgh
St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmonds
St John the Baptist Church, Peterborough
St Botolph's Church, Colchester
5th October Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk
7th October Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge
12th October St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich
13th October St Nicholas' Chapel, Kings
14th October St Peter