Praised for her crystal clear coloraturas, high notes and warm lyric color, Christina Poulitsi has already established herself in some of the most prestigious opera houses today.
Although she is acclaimed as one of the best interpreters of the role of the Queen of the Night in our days , her collaboration with conductors such as Mo Zubin Mehta and Mo Gianandrea Noseda have broaden her repertoire with roles like Gilda, Lucia di Lammermoor, Konstanze etc.
Christina’s last season included a triumphant debut of the role of Lucia di Lammermoor in the London Royal Opera House production of the english director Katie Mitchell in Athens.Apart from that she made her debut at the Royal Opera House in London as Queen of the Night in the famous David Mcvicar’s production. She sang once again under the baton of Mo Gianandrea Noseda in a tour of concerts in Spain and Portugal, continued her long collaboration with Barrie Kosky as Queen of the Night in Paris and Tokyo, performed as Gilda next to Dimitris Platanias in Athens and also sang her signature role (Queen of the Night) at the State Opera of Hamburg and Dresden Semperoper for the sixth year.
Mrs Poulitsi opens this season as Queen of the Night at Teatro del’Opera di Roma, continues debuting the role of Manon / Massenet in Athens and repeating her success as Lucia di Lammermoor in ROH’s production, whereas she will perform the Queen of the Night in New York, Australia, New Zealand and Palermo.
Christina, whose talent was originally discovered by Mo Zubin Mehta has performed numerous times under his baton together with the Israel Philharmonic and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Gilda in Rigoletto together with Ambrogio Maestri).It was also in Tel Aviv, when Christina was introduced to Mo Gianandrea Noseda singing with him in Mozart’s Concerts. This collaboration continued with Stravinsky’s Rossignol at Stresa Festival and a Tour in Spain and Portugal.
Christina has also performed under the baton of Christian Thielemann, Michele Mariotti, Alberto Zedda etc at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Teatro de Liceu in Barcelona, Tokyo Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Seattle, Paris, Grand Theatre of Shanghai, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Teatro Regio di Torino,Rossini Opera Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino etc roles such as Queen of the Night, Lucia di Lammermoor, Konstanze, Gilda, Contessa di Folleville(Il vague a Reims), Rossignol, Soeur Constance (Les Dialogues des Carmelites), Musetta, Isabella (L’ingano felice) Adele etc.
As a scholar of the “Maria Callas” foundation and “Alexandra Trianti” scholarships she studied at the Berlin University of Arts with soprano KS Brigitte Eisenfeld and KS Dagmar Schellenberger . 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.