“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 timbreand 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, Massenet’s Manonetc.In season 2019/2020 Mrs Poulitsi addedsuccessfully 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 appearance as Gilda in the New Production of Rigoletto of the Greek National Opera next to Mathew Polenzani and Demetri Platanias has been also canceled.
However she is scheduled to sing the role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Angers/Nantes Opera in March 2021. Christina has debuted this role three 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.
Mrs Poulitsi opened last season as Queen of the Night at Teatro del’Opera di Roma, continued by debuting the role of Manon / Massenet in Athens and repeating her success as Lucia di Lammermoor in ROH’s production, whereas she performed the Queen of the Night in New York, Australia and New Zealand.
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 Festivaland a Concert Tour in Spain and Portugal in 2017.
Christina has also performed under the baton of Christian Thielemann, Michele Mariotti, Alberto Zedda etc at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, ,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), Manon, 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.