Suffolk: Soprano singer Christina Johnston performs at Prague Film Music Festival and Slovakia
PUBLISHED: 13:01 04 October 2014
A soprano singing star from Suffolk has continued her European adventures with a series of glamorous performances.
Christina Johnston, who attended Framlingham College with Laura Wright, has seen her career soar to new heights since relocating to Prague with her Russian husband.
Her latest escapades included a tour of Slovakia with a quartet from Virtuosi Di Praga Orchestra and a prestigious opening appearance at the Prague Film Music Review.
The coloratura soprano’s week-long visit to Slovakia was her debut tour of her two latest projects, Ave Maria and My Fair Lady, which includes lighter material such as Moon River and Over the Rainbow.
“It was wonderful to sing in so many different cities and to have the opportunity to do two different concerns in each city,” she said.
“I got to meet the mayors of some of the cities we performed in, who came to my concerts – it was an honour.”
The Prague Film Music Festival saw Ms Johnston sing the event’s opening number in the famous concert hall, The Rudolfinum.
She performed A Tribute to Goldsmith and Goldenthal and featured in a programme that included Elliot Goldenthal’s music from Alien, Gremlins and Star Trek.
The former Woodbridge resident said it was an honour to meet the composer and perform his music. Ms Johnston will be returning to Suffolk this winter to perform with the Framlingham College Choir at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on December 10, celebrating the school’s 150th anniversary.