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Kristina James


Originally from Lincolnshire, Kristina graduated from the Leeds College of Music with Distinction at Degree and Postgraduate level in 2003.

Since graduating, she has toured throughout the UK and Ireland with Opus 1 Opera as Ines and chorus in Verdi's Il Trovatore, Shepherd Boy and chorus in Puccini's Tosca and chorus in La Boheme. Kristina has also appeared as a member of the fairy chorus in Opera North's production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream and as 1st Witch and chorus in Skipton Camerata's production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Kristina's operatic roles at LCM included Susanna in the full production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Pamina in The Magic Flute and Amahl in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Kristina's recent concert and oratorio performances include Mozart's Vespers and Exsultate Jubilate, Handel's Messiah, Israel in Egypt and Utrecht Te Deum, Bach's St John Passion, St Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Lauda Sion, Haydn's Nelson Mass, Stabat Mater and Theresa Mass, Poulenc's Gloria and German's Merrie England with choirs such as Sheffield Bach Choir, Morley Music Society, St. Peter's Singers, Horsforth Choral Society, Overgate Hospice Choir, Otley Choral Society and the LCM Choral Society. She has also performed lunchtime recitals at Leeds City Art Gallery and Wakefield Theatre Royal.

Whilst at LCM, Kristina received awards for singing, opera, postgraduate study, outstanding performance and the Rotary Scholarship. Since graduating, she has enjoyed success at Yorkshire singing competitions.

As well as performing, Kristina also teaches singing and musical theatre in Yorkshire, preparing children for Associated Board and London College of Music exams. She regularly runs workshops and summer schools, directs and choreographs small scale productions and coaches singers in school musicals. She co-directs a senior chamber choir as well as a primary choir. She also enjoys her regular performances with Ecclesia and St. Peter's Singers, both based in Leeds.

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