For the Royal Opera House she has performed Rapunzel in Sondheim’s INTO THE WOODS and gave the London premier of Jonathan Dove’s MINTERNE at the ROH Crush Room. She has also performed the title role in Donizetti’s LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT for Swansea City Opera, the title role in Janáček’s CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN for the Oundle International Festival and Fox in CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN for Longborough Festival Opera, and Coryphée & Sidonie in Gluck’s ARMIDE for Buxton Festival Opera and Pamina in Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for the Cambridge Philharmonic.
Other roles in Christina’s repertoire include Musetta in Puccini’s LA BOHÈME, the title role in Handel’s ALCINA and Anna Page in Nicolai’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. Christina’s concert performances include Handel MESSIAH, Bach ST JOHN PASSION, ST MATTHEW PASSION and JAUCHZET GOTT IN ALLEN LANDEN, Mozart REQUIEM, CORONATION MASS and EXULTATE JUBILATE, Rossini PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE, Haydn NELSON MASS, Pergolesi STABAT MATER, DeLalande CONFITIBUR TIBI and Mendelssohn HYMN OF PRAISE. When studying in Indiana she collaborated with Lukas Foss on his TIME CYCLE and her performance was hailed as “a triumph”.
Christina attended St Michael’s University School in Victoria, British Colombia, Canada, then King Henry VIII School, Coventry, England. She has participated in several summer training programmes, including the Chautauqua Institution with Marlena Malas, the Lake Placid Institute with Phyllis Bryn-Julson, the Britten – Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh and the Académie Internationale d’été de Nice with Robin Bowman. Christina received a BMus from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, then spent a year at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music training with Patricia Wise. She then graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she was awarded a PDVT and an MMus.
Christina has been the recipient of awards and scholarships in Canada, England and the USA. She has been funded by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Chautauqua Institute, the Lake Placid Institute, the Britten – Pears Young Artist Programme, the Mario Lanza Educational Trust, the Canadian Aldeburgh Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts. She has also been given awards by the Elora Festival Young Musicians Competition and NATS.
In September 2015, Christina combined her busy performance schedule with studies, on the DMA program at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Prof. Darryl Edwards. She has achieved candidacy and is ABD, due to graduate in the summer of 2019. For this training she is the recipient of the Greta Klaus Graduate fellowship, the Eleanor and Gerald Copeland graduate Fellowship, a University of Toronto Graduate Fellowship, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and is grateful for the continued support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.