Christina English, mezzo-soprano
Known for her "agile mezzo-soprano voice" and "striking" presence, Christina English brings dramatic commitment and musical sensitivity to a versatile array of opera, concert and musical theater performances throughout the New England area. Her 2017-18 season includes Ligeti's Clocks and Clouds with Lorelei Ensemble at Tanglewood; the role of the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha at New Repertory Theater; the world premiere of THE_OPER& at Duke University with Lorelei; and appearances throughout New England and the Midwest with Lorelei, of which she has been a core member since 2008.
In the 2016-17 season, she appeared at Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Lorelei Ensemble; Cutler Majestic Theater with Beth Morrison Projects (Ouroboros Trilogy: Naga, Madame White Snake, and Gilgamesh ensemble); Veterans Memorial Auditorium with Providence Singers and Rhode Island Philharmonic (Handel's Messiah soloist); Jordan Hall with Boston Baroque (Bach's Mass in B Minor ensemble); The Lily Pad in Cambridge with Boston Art Song Society; and Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for The Arts with Odyssey Opera (The Importance of Being Earnest). In recent seasons she has appeared with St. Petersburg Opera (FL), Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, Guerilla Opera, Boston Midsummer Opera, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Lorelei Ensemble, Boston Baroque, and Handel & Haydn Society Outreach.
She has been a Young Artist with the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center and the Seagle Music Colony. Additional training and performance includes Boston Opera Collaborative, OperaWorks, Operafestival di Roma, MetroWest Opera, Riverside Theatreworks, and Crittenden Opera Studio. A native of San Jose, CA, she earned her B.A. in Music and a minor in dance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and her Master of Music from the New England Conservatory.