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Christina English mezzo-soprano Ars Magna Studio

Noted for her “rich and mellifluous” voice (Opera News) and "striking" presence (The Arts Fuse), mezzo-soprano Christina English brings musical sensitivity and dramatic commitment to a versatile array of concert, opera, and musical theater stages. Her 2023-24 appearances include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the ensemble of Boston Baroque; soloist in A Heavenly Baroque Christmas with Musicians of the Old Post Road; soloist in Charpentier’s Messe de minuit pour Noël and Il Pastor Fido with Arcadia Players; Mrs. Allan in Argento's The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe with Odyssey Opera; soloist in Haydn’s Nelson Mass with Back Bay Chorale and Mozart's Requiem with The Boston Cecilia and Lowell Chamber Orchestra; and Julia Wolfe's Her Story with Lorelei Ensemble at the Cincinnati May Festival.

 

She is a long-time member of the Boston Baroque chorus and a founding core member of Lorelei Ensemble. Highlights with Lorelei include Julia Wolfe’s Her Story with the Boston, Chicago, Nashville, and San Francisco Symphonies; the premiere of choreographer Nanine Linning’s La Mer with Boston Ballet; collaborations with GRAMMY-nominated ensembles Cantus and A Far Cry; and appearances at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music.

 

Favorite opera and musical theater roles include the Pilot in Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince with NEMPAC Opera Project; the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha with New Repertory Theater; Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest with Odyssey Opera; and the nursing sister in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other theatre and opera appearances include Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Guerilla Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Midsummer Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, and Intermezzo Opera.

 

On the concert stage, she has been a soloist with Newburyport Choral Society, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic & Providence Singers, Cambridge Community Chorus, Resonance Works, and Choral Art Society; and has collaborated on chamber music performances with Sheffield Chamber Players, Arneis Quartet, Alea III, Boston New Music Initiative, and Mimesis Ensemble.

As both a performer and an arts administrator, Christina believes that music is a powerful catalyst for community and connection. Offstage, she is Executive Director of Sheffield Chamber Players, an ensemble founded on the belief that experiencing chamber music in the intimate settings for which it was written profoundly changes the way listeners respond to music, and to each other. She is also a member of Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists who donate a percentage of their concert fees to organizations they care about. She supports the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and the Environmental Defense Fund through her performances.

  • Boston Baroque | Handel's "Messiah"
    Boston Baroque | Handel's "Messiah"
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Dec 07
    GBH Calderwood Studio
    Dec 07, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    GBH Calderwood Studio, 1 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Dec 07, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    GBH Calderwood Studio, 1 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Ensemble
  • National Symphony + Lorelei Ensemble: Julia Wolfe's "Her Story"
    National Symphony + Lorelei Ensemble: Julia Wolfe's "Her Story"
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Feb 27
    Washington
    Feb 27, 2025, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Washington, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA
    Feb 27, 2025, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Washington, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA
  • Boston Baroque | Handel's "Ariodante"
    Boston Baroque | Handel's "Ariodante"
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Apr 24
    Boston
    Apr 24, 2025, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Boston, 1 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Apr 24, 2025, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Boston, 1 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Ensemble

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