“The voice of the Greek soprano Christina Poulitsi has body , and she is remarkable in coloratura, hitting the top notes without any problem…she married command of the tessitura with an unusual opulence of voice that caught the resonance of the acoustic thrillingly”
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Praised for her crystal clear coloraturas, high notes, fresh timbre 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 ”, 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, Violetta Valery, Massenet’s Manon etc.
In current season Mrs Poulitsi just made her debut as Pamyra in Rossini’s “Le Siege de Corinthe”, whereas she debuted at Stuttgart State Opera and Festival Beaune with Mo Jeremie Rohrer as Queen of the Night. She will appear in this role in a new production of the Magic Flute at the Opera de Loraine and at the Semperoper and will sing the role of Gilda in a New Production of Verdi’s Rigoletto .
In 2019/2020 season Mrs Poulitsi added successfully two other significant roles: Violetta Valery at the State Opera of Hamburg and Amina from Bellini’s “La Sonnambula”at the Greek National Opera-a production of the Vienna State Opera by Arturo Marelli.
Due to Covid-19 the much awaited first Live official Recording of Christina Poulitsi of the Carmina Burana under the baton of Mo Gianandrea Noseda with London Sympony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in London in December 2020 has been postponed.
Her scheduled appearance as Lucia di Lammermoor at the Angers/Nantes Opera in March 2021 was canceled . Christina has debuted this role four years ago in Katie Mitchel’s direction in a Royal Opera House Production.
She has performed twice as Queen of the Night in London in the legendary David McVicar’s production. This is a role that Christina has sung throughout the world- Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Bolshoi Theatre,Teatro de Liceu in Barcelona, TokyoNew National Theatre, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Seattle, Paris, Grand Theatre of Shanghai, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Teatro Regio di Torino, Staatsoper Hamburg, Semperoper , Australia, New Zealand etc.
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).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 Concert Tour in Spain and Portugal.
Christina has also performed under the baton of Christian Thielemann, Michele Mariotti, Alberto Zedda and has worked with directors such as Barry Kosky, Roberto Abbado, Katie Mitchell etc in roles such as Lucia di Lammermoor, Violetta Valery in Verdi’s La Traviata, Konstanze, Gilda, Amina in Bellini ‘s La Sonnambula, Contessa di Folleville(Il vague a Reims), Manon (Massenet) , 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. Previously, she won the 1st Prize at the International “Nico Dostal” Competition in Vienna.