“The voice of the Greek soprano Christina Poulitsi has a body, and she is remarkable in coloratura, hitting the top notes without any problem…she married command of the tessitura with an unusual opulence of voice that caught the resonance of the acoustic thrillingly.” (Seen And Heard International): Praised for her crystal clear coloraturas, high notes and warm lyric colour in all of her registers, Christina Poulitsi has established herself in some of the most prestigious opera houses as one of the most exciting sopranos of our time.
Among current season highlights, Christina Poulitsi will make her debut as Elvira in Verdi’s I Puritani at Olympia Theater (Maria Callas Hall) under the baton of Alphonse Cemin. In Summer 2024, Christina Poulitsi will perform Carmina Burana with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda and will appear at the Acre Festival in Israel as Konstanze in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, with Jérémie Rhorer conducting the Cercle de l'Harmonie. Although she is acclaimed as “one of the best interpreters of the role of the Queen of the Night today”, her collaboration with conductors such as Zubin Mehta and Gianandrea Noseda broadened her repertoire with roles like Gilda, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Konstanze. Recently Ms. Poulitsi added two other significant roles: Violetta Valéry at the Hamburg State Opera's La Traviataand Amina from Bellini’s La Sonnambula.
In 2022 and 2023, Christina appeared as Queen of the Night at Zurich Opera and Teatro del’Opera di Roma, continued debuting the title role of Manon (Massenet) in Athens and repeated her success as Lucia di Lammermoor in the production of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. She was invited to perform the Queen of the Night in New York, Australia and New Zealand. This role also brought her to the prestigious Festival de Beaune, where she delivered a critically acclaimed performance under the baton of Jérémie Rhorer.
Christina’s recent season's highlights included a triumphant debut in the role of Lucia di Lammermoor in the London Royal Opera House’s production by Katie Mitchell in Athens. Apart from that she made her debut at the Royal Opera House as Queen of the Night in the famous David Mcvicar’s production. She sang once again under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda in a tour of concerts in Spain and Portugal, continued her long collaboration with Barrie Kosky as Queen of the Night in Paris and Tokyo, performed as Gilda next to Dimitris Platanias in Athens and also appeared at the State Opera of Hamburg, Zürich Opera and Dresden Semperoper.
With her wide symphonic repertoire, Christina Poulitsi is a frequent guest soloist with major orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra, Athens National Radio Orchestra, ERT National Symphony Orchestra, Athens Symphony Orchestra, State Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra. At the Corfu International Festival, she sang accompanied by Dimitris Giakas. At the Megaron Athens, she regularly gives solo concerts alongside the Johann Strauss Ensemble, under the baton of Russell McGregor. At the Pnyx in Acropolis, she appeared in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Ambassadors Sessions 2023. At the Toplou monastery on the island of Crete, she gave a grand gala concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Maria Callas’s birth alongside Plácido Domingo, under the baton of Mo Jordi Bernàcer. Christina, whose talent was originally discovered by Zubin Mehta, has performed numerous times under his baton together with the Israel Philharmonic and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Gilda in Rigoletto). It was also in Tel Aviv when Christina was introduced to Gianandrea Noseda singing with him concert arias by Mozart. This collaboration continued with Stravinsky’s Rossignol at the Stresa Festival.
Christina has also performed under the baton of Christian Thielemann, Michele Mariotti, Alberto Zedda etc at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Teatro de Liceu in Barcelona, Tokyo Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Seattle, Paris, Grand Theatre of Shanghai, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Teatro Regio di Torino, Rossini Opera Festival, and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino roles such as Lucia di Lammermoor, Konstanze, Gilda, Queen of the Night, Manon, Contessa di Folleville (Il viaggio a Reims), Rossignol, Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmelites), Musetta, Isabella (L’inganno felice), and Adele.
A fellow of the Maria Callas Foundation and recipient of an Alexandra Trianti scholarship, she studied at the Berlin University of Arts with soprano Brigitte Eisenfeld and Dagmar Schellenberger. In 2014, she was named Best New Artist by the Union of Greek Critics of Drama and Music for her performance as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Greek National Opera. Previously, she won the 1st Prize at the International Nico Dostal Competition in Vienna.