Christine Cunnold is a young lyric soprano who has trained with the English National Opera as an artist on their acclaimed Opera Works training programme. After reading Geography at King’s College London, Christine went on to take a Foundation in Acting (City Lit) and postgraduate vocal studies at Trinity Laban College of Music and Dance, where she held a Trust Scholarship.
Recent operatic experience includes a Lehrbuben in ENO’s award winning production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Peter Grimes, Fidelio, Otello (ENO), Die Zauberflöte (Aix en Provence Festival), Khovanshchina (Birmingham Opera Company) , Otello, Falstaff and Carmen (Royal Opera House) . Christine’s operatic roles include Alcina Alcina (Opera Alumnus), Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Miss Jessel The Turn of the Screw (Moon-Little Theatre), Lucy The Telephone (Teatime Opera), Lauretta Gianni Schicchi (TCMO), originated roles in a touring, fully-staged Messiah (Merry Opera), Woman #1 Blood and Ink (Moon-Little Theatre) and Unknowing a new theatre piece staging two of Schumann’s song cycles (Teatime Opera).
As part of ENO’s Opera Works programme Christine was chosen to study the roles of Armida in Handel’s Rinaldo, Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo Mozart and Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea.
A keen recitalist Christine has performed at the Proms at St Jude’s, Mill Hill Music Society, Blackheath Halls and Southwark Cathedral. Equally at home with Oratorio, Christine has recently performed Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Skipton Camerata and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Durham Choral Society. Other Oratiorio engagements have included Elijah (Mendelssohn), Magnificat (J. S Bach & C. P. E Back), Five Negro Spirituals (Tippett), Christmas Oratorio (Bach), Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), St Nicholas Mass (Haydn) and Requiem (Chilcott). Christine is currently studying with Jacqueline Bremar and coaching with Kelvin Lim.
"Cunnold has a full, lyrical soprano with lots of layers and colours; she assuredly conveyed meaning through the musical line...."