Mezzo-soprano, Kristina Alexander-Luna, has her Masters in Voice Performance from the University of Ottawa, and an Advanced Certificate in Performance from the University of Toronto. She is currently completing her Doctorate at the University of Toronto in Voice Performance and Pedagogy with countertenor, Daniel Taylor.
Equally at home in Opera, Concert, and Choral settings, Kristina has sung with Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus, Opera Chorus Canada, JUNO nominated Canadian Chamber Choir, and JUNO nominated Theatre of Early Music with Daniel Taylor and can be heard on several of their recordings with Sony. Kristina has been a chorus member with both Opera Lyra Ottawa and the Canadian Opera Company. Roles include Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte, The Neighbor in Stravinsky’s Mavra, and the Sorceress and Second Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneaus with both the Theatre of Early Music and Tafelmusik Summer Baroque Institute, as well as Musical Theatre Review concerts with orchestra performing the repertoire of Fantine (Les Miserables) and Carlotta (Phantom of the Opera) among others. Kristina has adjudicated for Music Festivals in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Most recently, Kristina was featured as the alto soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, and was selected as a Teaching Fellow with the International Performing Arts Institute in Germany in July 2018.
As a teacher of Voice, Kristina loves to encourage and instill confidence in her students, as well as giving them opportunities to grow as expressive communitcators and versatile singers through performance of all styles and genres. Kristina is a member of ARMTA (Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association), NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), and CAEA (Canadian Actors Equity Association).
Currently Instructor of Voice and Choir at Grande Prairie Regional College, Kristina hopes to continue growing as a performer, conductor, and educator.