Christina is a classically-trained singer and actor from Farmington Hills, Michigan. She has competed and performed worldwide in the UK, US, Austria, Spain, and China. Most recently, Christina was the Opening Ceremony solo soprano for the 2020 International Atomic Energy Agency Staff Association Ball held at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria.
Christina’s repertoire focuses primarily on opera, light opera, and operetta. She has performed in various Gilbert & Sullivan productions with troupes around the globe, winning Best Female Voice at the 2017 International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival’s UniFest in Harrogate, UK. She has played leading ladies in five Gilbert & Sullivan operettas and performed main roles in various other comic operas such as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Fräulein Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor, and Geneviève in Geneviève de Brabant.
Making classical music and musical theater accessible is Christina’s passion. She has teamed up with various theater troupes to bring unique and enticing shows to life, such as a Star-Trek-themed HMS Pinafore (in which she played Josephine, or Deanna Troi) and an outdoor, choose-your-own-adventure Don Giovanni. Whether she is exploring sci-fi-themed productions, challenging norms through gender-swapped casting, or performing in English, Christina is a firm believer in making opera accessible to everyone.
Off the stage, you may know Christina for her work at the International Atomic Energy Agency at the United Nations Headquarters. She is a trained information analyst and earned her BA with Honors from Stanford University with a double major in Music (Vocal Performance) and International Relations. She also completed her MA with Distinction in Nonproliferation & International Security at King’s College London.