University of Wisconsin–Madison

Christa Patton

Christa Patton, Director, Early Opera and harp, is a historical harpist and early wind specialist. She has performed with many of today’s premier early music ensembles including Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, The King’s Noyse, Folger Consort, Newberry Consort, Apollo’s Fire, Parthenia and ARTEK. As a baroque harpist, Christa has performed with New York City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera and Tafelmusik. Presently faculty at Rutgers University and the Graduate Center at CUNY, she is musical director of the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College, specializing in 17th-century opera