B i o g r a p h y
Soprano Christina Bell hails from Goderich, Ontario. Currently Christina is a member of the Canadian Opera Company Chorus since 2015, she currently is frequently featured in Concert, Opera, and Oratorio. Recent performances include an opportunity to create the role Liliana in Miracle Flight 571 with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito. A graduate from University of Toronto with a Diploma in Operatic Performance Christina sang the roles of Mrs. Baggett in Footsteps in Campbell House, Lady with a Cake Box in Dominick Argentos’ Postcard from Morocco, Lady Billows in Brittens’ Albert Herring, Donatella in Encouters, as well as being a part of Last Days. a new production with Tim Albery and David Fallis. Over the recent years Christina has attended the Mainstage/Ensemble Programs at Opera on the Avalon (2015, 2014), The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (2013, 2015), Halifax Summer Opera Festival (2014), St.Andrews Summer Opera Workshop (2016). Other recent operatic performances include Portia in Le marchand de Venise, Cousin Hebe from Gilbert & Sullivans’ HMS Pinafore, Mrs.Grose in The Turn of the Screw, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Helena in Brittens’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As well as excerpts from Der Freischütz (Agathe), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia), Le nozze di Figaro (Countess), and Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi).
In 2015 Christina had the privilege of representing Canada with the Toronto Korean-Canadian Choir as a soloist for Vivaldis’ Gloria and sang Arirang as the soprano soloist during the performance of the Korean Folk Songs with Symphonia Toronto. Christina is a graduate from the University of Windsor with an Honours Degree in Music Therapy.