Christina English, mezzo-soprano
Known for her "agile mezzo-soprano voice" and "striking" presence, Christina English enjoys a versatile career that encompasses many genres. In addition to appearing in Lorelei's full season, her 2018-19 schedule includes Handel’s Messiah with Boston Baroque, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Cambridge Community Chorus, and Bach's St. John Passion with Resonance Works.
Recent stage roles include the Housekeeper in New Repertory Theater’s Man of La Mancha and Miss Prism in Odyssey Opera’s The Importance of Being Earnest; while her concert appearances include premieres with composer and sound artist Beau Kenyon; Britten and Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs with Boston Art Song Society; solo oratorio works with Rhode Island Philharmonic & Providence Singers, Newburyport Choral Society, and Choral Art Society; and regular appearances with the acclaimed Boston Baroque chorus.
In past seasons, Christina has appeared with Beth Morrison Projects, St. Petersburg Opera (FL), Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, Guerilla Opera, Boston Midsummer Opera, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, and Handel & Haydn Society Outreach. Christina appears as a soloist and ensemble member on albums with Boston Modern Orchestra Project (Four Saints in Three Acts; Kati Agócs: The Debrecen Passion), Monadnock Festival Orchestra (Our Town), and Lorelei Ensemble (Live Know Love; Reconstructed; Impermanence), as well as the forthcoming Odyssey Opera release of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's The Importance of Being Earnest.
Christina belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a percentage of their concert fee to organizations they care about. She supports the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and the Environmental Defense Fund through her performances. She has been a core member of Lorelei Ensemble since 2008, and currently works as social media manager for the ensemble.