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Classical/Operatic Résumé

Theatre Résumé


Hailed by the Baltimore Sun as “vocally spectacular”, Krista Adams Santilli has performed for international diplomats, royalty and Hollywood celebrities and has been seen on stages throughout the US and four continents, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Sears Center Arena, Giants Stadium, the U.S. Military Base at Fort Hood, and a maximum-security prison in Wisconsin. [She was not an inmate. ;-)]


A Classically trained soprano, Krista has been praised for her vast repertoire, which crosses a variety of musical genres, from gospel to opera, jazz to musical theatre, Gregorian Chant to contemporary pop.  Once of Krista's greatest joys is creating, producing, arranging and performing original, multi-genre Pops-style concerts for gala events or concert series.  She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and maintains an active calendar of concert and cabaret appearances.

International credits include Rigoletto (Gilda) in South Korea; The Singer (Ada) and Agrippina (Poppea) in Italy; and solo recitals/featured soloist concert appearances in Italy, Germany and Australia.  Off-Broadway, Krista appeared as Luisa in Deloss Brown's play The Red and the Black and has given solo performances in venues throughout NYC, including a solo recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.


Regional highlights include The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel); Le Nozze di Figaro (Barbarina, Susanna cover); Sweeney Todd (Johanna); The Fantasticks! (Luisa); A Little Night Music (Anne) and Teddy and Alice (Edith) and soprano soloist in the following oratorios:  St. John Passion (Bach), Gloria (Vivaldi), Stabat Mater (Pergolesi & Haydn), Grand Mass in c-minor (Mozart) and The Messiah (Handel).  As a recitalist/concert soloist, Krista has sung all across the US, including touring for a year and a half as the vocal soloist with composer and concert pianist Eric Genuis.  Another significant collaboration was a series of concert performances with Broadway entertainer Frank Mastrone over a period of several years.


Other work of note includes a regional commercial for Tower Generator (with her real life daughter, Isabella!), contributing to the soundtrack of the documentary Beyond These Walls and a solo CD of Sacred Classical music, Sacrae Notae.  Krista has been a diocesan cantor and soloist for many years in the Catholic Church and enjoys singing along with her Jewish brothers and sisters for the High Holy Days.  

Krista lives with her husband Stefano and their four children outside of Nashville, TN.


I am a singer.  I tell stories through song.

My life's journey has led me from Alabama to Italy to Germany to the Northeast US and now to Nashville, TN.  My musical suitcase has been filled with souvenirs of each and every place I've been, and it is my great joy to share them with you.

am a lot of other things, as well--a musician, an actor, a sometimes dancer, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend--but one constant remains:  I am a singer.

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