Opera

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 “Ah! Chi mi dice mai” – Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Mozart
A clip from “The Letter Scene” – Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
A clip from “Injurious Hermia” – A Midsummer Nights Dream by Benjamin Britten

The above clips have been beautifully produced by Christopher Gould

Bizet
Micaela – Carmen

Britten
Miss Jessel – The Turn of the Screw

Dvorak
Rusalka – Rusalka

Gilbert & Sullivan
Peep-Bo – Mikado

Handel
Alcina – Alcina
Armida – Rinaldo
Rodelinda – Rodelinda
“Christine”/Soprano Soloist – Messiah (Staged, tour)

Leoncavallo
Nedda – Pagliacci

Menotti
Lucy – The Telephone

Monteverdi
Poppea –  l’incoronazione di Poppea

Mozart
Donna Elvira – Don Giovanni
Countessa – Le Nozze di Figaro
Susanna – Le Nozze di Figaro
Vitellia – La Clemenza di Tito
Ilia – Idomeneo
Bastienne – Bastien und Bastienne

Offenbach
Antonia – Les contes d’Hoffmann

Pasticcio
Woman #1 – Blood and Ink

Pease
Jill – These things happen

Puccini
Lauretta – Gianni Schicchi

Schumann
Her – Unknowing

Strauss
Zdenka – Arabella

Tchaikovsky
Tatyana – Eugene Onegin

Wagne
Lehrbub – Die Meistersing von Nürnberg


“Jones and Cunnold give strong, stirring performances. The physical theatre is raw and stylised and generally complements the musical discourse effectively and appropriately… “

Claire Seymour, British Theatre Guide