Cristina Segura began her musical education in Barcelona graduating with honours from the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu with Maria Dolors Aldea. She studied two master’s degrees at the Haute École de Musique de Genève (Switzerland) with the renowned contralto and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann.
She was also selected to participate in the International Udo Reinemann Lied Master Classes 2012-2013 at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, with Hartmut Höll, Mitsuko Shirai, Ann Murray, Peter Schreier, Michel Tranchant, Joseph Breinl and Jaroslav Mrazek. She has received masterclasses from Christa Ludwig, Helmut Deutsch, Wolfram Rieger, Kurt Widmer, Dalton Baldwin, Anne Le Bozec, David Selig, Adrian Thompson, Iain Burnside, Ana Luisa Chova, among others.
She was awarded the third prize at the 20th Singing Competition Josep Mirabent i Magrans, as well as at the International Music Competition de les Corts in Barcelona and the Lied prize of Juventudes Musicales by Wolfram Rieger. She was chosen Joung Talent in the Lied festival LifeVictoria Barcelona 2014, and she sung in the festival’s inaguration and closing with Adrian Thompson, tenor and Iain Burnside, piano.
She made her Barcelona opera debut in the role of Hexe in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. She has also sung the role of Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi as well as the title role in Menotti’s opera The Medium. She sang the role of Madrigalist soloist in Durón’s El imposible mayor en amor, le vence amor in Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid) with the Capella Mediterranea under Leonardo García Alarcon and stage direction of Gustavo Tambascio; the role of Page in Jacinto Valledo’s La cantada vida y muerte del general Malbrú in the Festival de teatro clásico de Almagro 2015 (Spain) in the Teatro de la Zarzuela, under stage director César Diéguez.
At the Théâtre Opéra de Lausanne: the role of Smeton in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena (conducted by Roberto Rizzi); the role of Alisa in Donizetti’s Lucia de Lammermoor (conducted by Jesús López Cobos); the role of Teresa in Bellini’s La sonnambula (conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti); the role of L’Autruche in the world premiere of the opera Les Zoocrates of T. Besançon; the role of Pepa in La belle de Cadix by Francis Lopez with the l’Opéra de Lausanne in the Lyric Route 2016 (21 performances in France and Switzerland), under Jacques Blanc and stage director Patrick Lapp. At the Toûno Festival (Switzerland): the roles La Maman, La Tasse chinoise and La Libellule in L’enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel.
In the field of oratorio, she has featured as a soloist in Bach's Cantata nº 34 and Zbinden's Terra Dei with the Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne; in Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 with the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès conducted by David Niemann at the Palau de la Música Catalana; in Bach’s Mass in F and Mozart’s Vesperae solemnes de confessore with the Ciudad de Granada Orchestra at the Auditorio Manuel de Falla under Salvador Mas; in Bach’s Magnificat, Mass in B minor, Cantata BWV 173, Cantata nº 184, Cantata nº9 and Cantata BWV 78; Schubert’s Magnificat; Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ; and Garcia’s Mass and Requiem; in Bach’s cantata nº9 in Festival Bachcelona14 and in XXVIII Festival Internacional de arte sacro de Madrid with Galimatias Ensemble.
She has also offered numerous concerts in Belgium, Switzerland, Slovenia, France and Spain; particularly Lied-recitals and concerts with ensembles, including vocal works such as Kindertotenlieder by Mahler, Spanische Liebeslieder op.138 and Spanisches Liederspiel op.74 by R. Schumann; Les nuits d’été by Hector Berlioz, Berio’s Folk songs; among others. Especially worth mentioning are Schubert’s Ständchen for mezzo soloist and choir at the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Petit Palau; Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen in Festival Velenje in Eslovènia, Mahler’s orchestral Lieder with the Grup Liceu XXI; Mahler’s Urlicht and Falla’s Psiché with the Murtra Ensemble; Ravel’s Chansons Madécasses and Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis with the Conjunt XXI. She recently sang in two festivals in Slovenia, the Music Festival Bohinj and the ZavodperArtem; a recital for voice, cello and piano in the Fundación Juan March in Madrid; a concert Tribute to father Ireneu Segarra at the Palau de la Música Catalana (Spain); a tour with the concert "Carmen" with Juventudes musicales, Josep Surinyac, piano and a concert at the Schubertíada Vilabertran with the Camerata432 soloists. She has collaborated in charity recitals with the association Accords solidaires (Paris) as well as the Fondation Prim’enfance (Geneva).
She has recorded for the television channels ARTE TV, TV3, RNE; for Classical Radio, Catalunya Música, along with a CD with music by Anna Bofill with the Barcelona Modern Project conducted by Marc Moncusí. She recently has recorded the role of Gaziel in Granados Gaziel with Orquestra de Cadaqués (conducted by Jaime Martín).
Teacher of Singing in the Liceu Conservatory-Centre Professional (Barcelona) since 2018.
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CD with music by Anna Bofill with the Barcelona Modern Project conducted by Marc Moncusí.
Cristina Segura, mezzo
La Pedrera, Barcelona. (19 April 2010)
CD with music by Enric Granados with Orquestra de Cadaqués conducted by Jaime Martín.
Cristina Segura, Gaziel
Auditori de Barcelona (2017)