“Christina The, Queen of the Night’s aria from Mozart’s The Magic Flute .. great flexibility at great speed and a very high tessitura, soaring up to F6, was well handled by The, who poured much emotion into her performance.”
– Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition 2016, Critique’s Review.
Christina’s love for performing arts started off with classical ballet training since childhood, which she pursued until her high school years. After making her switch from finance into opera singing, Christina began her operatic career at the Singapore Lyric Opera as Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, where she was privileged to work with acclaimed director Justin Way.
Her stage repertoire as a lyric coloratura has since include Gretel in a New York Lyric Opera production of Hansel and Gretel; Sister Constance in New Opera Singapore’s production of Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Victoria Theatre for the opera’s national premiere in Singapore; a double role of Amore and Valletto in L’incoronazione di Poppea; the actress Poussette in Massenet’s Manon; the nymph Najade in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos for its West Australian modern premiere; and the title role of the forever young fairy Iolanthe in Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s West Australian production of Iolanthe.
Notably in 2018, the year saw her performing in concerts at Carnegie Hall, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and her debut as Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the National Opera Centre in New York.
A Master graduate and a Licentiate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, United Kingdom, Christina has undergone further artistic and technical training in the world’s leading music institutions famous for their rigorous and exacting demands, including at: the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena, Italy; the Academie de Musique Tibor Varga, Sion, Switzerland; and at Mirella Freni’s Centro Universale di Bel Canto, as well as intensive courses in Hamburg Conservatory and Royal College of Music.
She won top prizes at numerous international competitions such as Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition (Open Vocal, 2nd prize, 2016), IMKA Competition (Open Opera category, 1st Prize, 2018), Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso (Open Vocal, 1st Prize, 2018), American Protégé International Vocal Competition (Opera Aria, 2nd Prize, 2018), Golden Classical Music Awards (1st Prize, 2018) and as a finalist of Osaka International Music Competition (2018). Christina also received Honourable Mention at Berlin’s Rising Star Grand Prix (2019), and most recently awarded Special Prize at The Ise-Shima International Singing Competition (2021).
As a Singapore-based soprano, Christina enjoyed a long tenure as Artist-in-Residence of the New Opera Singapore throughout 2017 to 2018, and is an active performer in the classical scene in Singapore.
In her birth country Indonesia, a performance highlight was when she was invited to perform for the President at Indonesia’s national stadium in Senayan, Jakarta. She also recorded with WARNER MUSIC, collaborating with pop icon and composer Melly Goeslaw on the film soundtrack ‘HEART’, on its theme song ‘Kehilangan’.
On the corporate stage her name is synonymous with the most exclusive of luxury brands.
Her music mentor is Jolanta Nagajek, former principal mezzo-soprano of Opera Australia with an illustrious career spanning over 20 years. Christina attributes her Queen of the Night to Jolanta’s guidance.
As a versatile creative, she has brought her love of storytelling off stage onto written medium, specifically as a humorist, and as of recent, exploring the realm of film-making and audio storytelling.
Christina looks forward to continue to deliver high calibre entertainment to audiences in the region and beyond. She welcomes interested talents to collaborate in her new endeavour to turn her ‘Diary of a Former Covidiot’ into an audio and TV series.