“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.
Praised by The Straits Times for her “impressive security of pitch,” and by Limelight Magazine for her “spirited” performance, Singapore-based light lyric coloratura soprano Christina The is driven by the pursuit of excellence in singing.
Behind this pursuit is one all encompassing motivation: the joy felt by connecting with the audience through music and sharing the drama and emotion of what opera brings to each individual member of the audience.
Christina is currently Artist-in-Residence of the New Opera Singapore (NOS).
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 is a prize winner of various international competitions namely the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition in Queensland (Open Vocal, 2nd prize, 2016), IMKA International Competition Sarajevo (Open Opera/Vocal category, 1st prize, 2018).
This year she has been invited to sing at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria as a 1st prize winner of Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition 2018, and Christina is looking forward to her Carnegie Hall debut this December as a prize winner of American Protègè International Vocal Competition (Opera Aria, 2nd prize, 2018).
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 from Teatro Real in Madrid (formerly the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).
Her recent stage repertoire includes the title role of the forever young fairy Iolanthe in Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s West Australian production of Iolanthe; the nymph Najade in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos for its West Australian modern premiere; a double role of Amore and Valletto in L’incoronazione di Poppea at Victoria Theatre with New Opera Singapore; and the actress Poussette in Massenet’s Manon.
5 August 2018 will see Christina in her portrayal of Sister Constance in New Opera Singapore’s production of Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc) at the Victoria Theatre, the opera’s national premiere in Singapore, as well as an exciting series of concerts throughout 2018 (more details under ‘Performances’).
As a versatile concert soloist and recitalist, she has performed in Europe, Australia, Singapore, and Indonesia. She has appeared on national TV and radio including TVRI, Indosiar, SCTV, RRI, also on Singapore’s Channel News Asia. In Indonesia she recorded with Warner Music Indonesia, collaborating with Melly Goeslaw on a soundtrack of the film HEART, titled ‘Kehilangan’. A performance highlight in her birth country was to sing for the President at Indonesia’s National Stadium in Senayan, Jakarta.
Christina looks forward to continuing her pursuit of delivering high calibre performances to audiences in the region and beyond.
(Bio accurate as at June 2018)