Press

Traviata / Staatsoper Hamburg

“Christina Poulitsi’s role debut provided the audience with many goosebumps as well as tears.
She manages to cast a spell over the audience from the very first moment, not just because of her very distinctive appearance, but because she succeeds in making Violetta part of her personality for the duration of the performance and not the other way around.
She is one of those for whom this role seems to have been tailored for right from the start.
At first she flirts with Alfredo, as she does with the others
. But then when he leaves in anticipation of the next meeting and she starts her “È strano”, she changes visibly and audibly. She quarrels, she indulges, she hopes.
When old Germont asks her to leave Alfredo, she suffers and fights. When Alfredo almost rapes her, she endures it and, always until the last breath, loves her. 
She is a performer of small, intense gestures and large, clear tones. She not only masters the top notes of “Sempre libera degg’io” with ease and precision, but she is also not afraid to cry or scream at notes.
She succeeds almost playfully in combining brilliant technique with emotional authenticity.
The audience thanked her for this performance with emotion, which quickly turned into enthusiastic clapping, whistling and shouting.
Her colleagues who also deserved appreciation were consistently included in the applause ”

Traviata / Staatsoper Hamburg

La Sonnambula / Arturo Marelli’s Vienna State Opera Production at the Greek National Opera

“Christina Poulitsi treads with confidence and elegance. Produced a highly dramatic Amina without having to resort to cheating or being pretentious. Christina distances herself with each role from the “one trick pony” of the Queen of the Night , proving that she is a coloratura soprano that has the dramatic depth , technical excellence, as well as the delicacy to take onto her shoulders a significant variety of roles. Even though , most people tend to pay attention to her immaculate high notes, she also possesses a very warm range of low notes and an exceptional flexibility to address the score with lyrical artistry. Her Amina was therefore able to surpass the complications of naivety and sail into a cove of purity sung with perfect reflexes”

La Sonnambula / Arturo Marelli’s Vienna State Opera Production at the Greek National Opera

“LE ROSSIGNOL”, I.STRAVINSKY, STRESA FESTIVAL WITH MO GIANANDREA NOSEDA

Christina Poulitsi, a coloratura soprano, who replaced the expected Olga Peretyatko by studying the warbling and acute part of the Nightingale in a week(!) making it impeccably and conveying the meaning of the work , in which the singing of the bird overcomes death and brings back to life the Emperor of China , a fairy tale variant of the archetype , also Orphic of saving music”.
“LE ROSSIGNOL”, I.STRAVINSKY, STRESA FESTIVAL WITH MO GIANANDREA NOSEDA

"LE ROSSIGNOL" , I.STRAVINSKY, STRESA FESTIVAL WITH MO GIANANDREA NOSEDA

GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU QUEEN OF THE NIGHT DEBUT

“Greek soprano Christina Poulitsi was excellent as Queen of the Night. Her voice has body , and she is remarkable in coloratura, hitting the top notes without any problem. There’s no question that she is one of the best interpreters of the character today”.

GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU QUEEN OF THE NIGHT DEBUT

"QUEEN OF THE NIGHT DEBUT" GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU

CONCERT WITH MO ZUBIN MEHTA AND ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC

“The international rising soprano Christina Poulitsi sang the popular arias of the Queen of the Night, Gilda and Rosina. Her lyric warm color, beautiful presence and her scenic ethos impressed the audience , which applauded warmly the young soprano. The highly difficult aria of the Queen of the Night was performed with secure and accurate coloratura. “Caro nome” was vocally splendid and dramatically apt, giving to the character an essential innocence and sincerity(a role,which she recently sang under the baton of Mo Mehta in Florence). The spicy and decisive Rosina , was performed with updated stylistically variations, which prove her apprenticeship at the Accademia Rossiniana at Pesaro”

CONCERT WITH MO ZUBIN MEHTA AND ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC

CONCERT WITH MO ZUBIN MEHTA AND ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, SEMPEROPER DRESDEN

“Christina Poulitsi married command of the tessitura with an unusual opulence of voice that caught the resonance of the acoustic thrillingly””

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, SEMPEROPER DRESDEN

CONCERT WITH MO ZUBIN MEHTA AND ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC

“Christina’s Poulitsi voice opened out in clear, ringing tones. Her runs were fluid and effortless and the coloratura precise, in tune and full bodied. In the second act her aria ‘Der Hölle Rache’, she demonstrated the same technical ease and an added dramatic thrust.”