Rapidly establishing herself as one of the most thrilling vocal talents to have emerged in recent years, Greek soprano Christina Poulitsi has drawn praise for her “crystal clear intonation” and “warm lyric colour”.
Christina’s 2017/18 season opens with her Royal Opera debut in London, performing as Queen of the Night under the baton of Julia Jones. Christina continues to perform this role with Opéra-Comique in Paris, on tour across Japan with Komische Oper, and Hamburg Staatsoper with Mo. Jean-Christophe Spinosi. In concert she will perform at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées with Orchestre de Chambre de Paris conducted by Yvan Cassar, in an all-Mozart programme which will feature on France 3 TV, and will join Mo. Gianandrea Noseda on a tour throughout Spain with Orquesta de Cadaqués, performing Mozart’s Requiem.
Last season, Christina sang the title role in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol with Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino and Mo. Gianandrea Noseda at Stresa Festival, followed by a new production of Die Zauberflöte singing the role of Queen of the Night at Staatsoper Hamburg, conducted by Mo. Jean-Christophe Spinosi. She also returned to Deutsche Oper am Rhein as Gilda in their production of Rigoletto. Her expanding international profile led to debuts last season with Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and Seattle Opera, and as Queen of the Night with Komische Oper Berlin and Dresden Semperoper. The success of her debut at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in December 2015 singing Gilda in Rigoletto, led to further performances with Mo. Zubin Mehta in a series of concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, performing arias by Mozart (Donna Anna), Verdi (Violetta) and Donizetti (Lucia).
Other past performance highlights include, the Italian Singer alongside Renée Fleming in Strauss’s Capriccio, conducted by Mo. Christian Thielemann at the Dresden Semperoper and appearances with Komische Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio in Torino, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari and Greek National Opera singing roles such as, Gilda, Musetta, Contessa di Folleville in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims and Soeur Constancein Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites.
Christina was named Best New Artist by the Union of Greek Critics of Drama and Music for her performance as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Greek National Opera in 2014. In the same year, she was a finalist in Placido Domingo’s “Operalia” competition, and had previously won 1st Prize at the International “Nico Dostal” Competition in Vienna. Born in Athens, Christina studied at the Berlin University of Arts with soprano KS Dagmar Schellenberger and Brigitte Eisenfeld, as a scholar of the “Maria Callas” foundation.