Soprano Christina Poulitsi was born in Athens, Greece. As a scholar of the “Maria Callas” foundation she studied at the Berlin University of Arts with soprano KS Dagmar Schellenberger and Brigitte Eisenfeld. In 2014, she was named the 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 and in the same year, was a finalist in Placido Domingo’s “Operalia” competition. Previously, she won the 1st Prize at the International “Nico Dostal” Competition in Vienna.
Christina’s 2016/2017 season opens with a performance at Stresa Festival as the Nightingale in Stravinsky’s Le rossignol with Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino and Gianandrea Noseda, followed by a new production of Die Zauberflöte, singing the role of Queen of the Night at Staatsoper Hamburg, conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi. Christina will reunite with Zubin Mehta for a series of concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performing arias by Mozart, Verdi and Donizetti, and will return to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein as Gilda in their revival production of Rigoletto. Christina’s expanding international profile includes debuts with Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Seattle Opera, Padova Opera and returns as Queen of the Night with Komische Oper Berlin and Dresden Semperoper. The future seasons will include Christina’s debut with Royal Opera House in London, Opéra-Comique in Paris and a Komische Oper tour of Japan.
In 2015, Christina made her successful debut as Gilda in a new production of Rigoletto at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Henning Brockhaus and appeared as the Queen of the Night in a new 3D production of The Magic Flute in Bologna, conducted by Michele Mariotti. Past highlights includes, the Italian Singer alongside Renèe Fleming in Strauss’s Capriccio, conducted by Christian Thielemann at the Dresden Semperoper and appearances with Teatro Regio in Torino, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Komische Oper Berlin, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari 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.