Mezzo-soprano Christina English made her Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall performing Malcolm Peyton’s Songs from Walt Whitman. Active on the operatic stage, recent roles include Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Second Lady (The Magic Flute), Mercedes (Carmen), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) and Hansel. Upcoming engagements include Meg in Little Women with Boston Opera Collaborative, chorus in Hindemith’s Cardillac with Opera Boston, and numerous concerts throughout the Boston area. She is heard each Sunday morning on WERS 88.9 FM with the professional choir at First Church Boston.
Ms. English was awarded Second Prize in Voice in the 2009 Grieg Festival Young Artists Competition in Florida, performing selections from Grieg’s Haugtussa. She is a sought after interpreter of contemporary works, and was invited by composer John Heiss to perform his Songs from James Joyce in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, as well as by Mohammed Fairouz to sing his Three Shakespeare Songs at the Kaufmann Center. Recital repertoire includes song cycles by Xavier Montsalvatge, Robert Schumann, Igor Stravinsky, and Erik Satie. 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 OperaWorks, Operafestival di Roma, MetroWest Opera, Riverside Theatreworks, and Crittenden Opera Studio.
Christina earned her Master of Music from the New England Conservatory, where she continues her studies with Carole Haber. 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.