Opera is storytelling at its most vivid, having initially read Geography at Kings College where she focused on human insight, Christine turned to music exploring her desire to understand people through creating characters that reflect our modern life. This can be seen particularly in her love of working across new small-scale opera, for example: The Art of Change creating the first production The Reckoning, a fusion of drama and art song, celebrating 100 years of suffrage alongside its implications for equality in modern society, where she sang no less than three roles; and the character of “Her” in Unknowing, a staging Schumann’s song cycles Dictherliebe and Frauenliebe und Leben, that tells the story of two people who meet, fall in love, inflict damage on each other and then part.
Her operatic repertoire includes Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Miss Jessel The Turn of the Screw, Lauretta Gianni Schicchi, and a Lehrbuben in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in ENO’s critically acclaimed production.
Christine has worked with companies such as the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Aix en Provence Festival and Birmingham Opera.
A clip from "Injurious Hermia" - A Midsummer Night's Dream by Benjamin Britten
A clip from "Ah! fuggi il traditor" - Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Mozart