Christina Schönbach is a young dramatic soprano based in The Netherlands. Most recently she has performed the role of Ariadne in the opera Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss at the Trentino Music Festival and has set up the programme Love, Nature, Death and Drama, filled with Romantic arias and art song.
Christina is a returning artist at the Trentino Music Festival. In 2018, she performed the role of Almeria in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters in its European Premiere there.
She was a member Dutch Opera Studio between 2014 and 2018, performing roles such as Sieglinde in Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre at the Nassaukerk in Amsterdam. Further roles included Suor Angelica, Rusalka, and Erste Dame (Zauberflöte).
During the 2016/17 season, Christina was enrolled in the International Opera Studio in Patras, Greece, where she performed the role of Eurydice in Gluck´s Orphée, and sang in several concerts.
For the past three years, Christina has been broadening her repertoire with (jugendlich-) dramatic roles: Aida (Verdi, Aida), Marie (Smetana, Die verkaufte Braut), Desdemona (Verdi, Otello), Chimène (Massenet, Le Cid), Vanessa (Barber, Vanessa), Manon Lescaut (Puccini).
In her own programmes, Christina contrives to use all of her dramatic repertoire. She creates theatrical concerts, telling stories about women in different situations. The biggest show is ‘ELLE – A Woman’s Voice’ – read more about it here, or view the TRAILER.
Apart from the traditional classical and opera repertoire, Christina has been involved in theater and contemporary music, as well as jazz and musical. She enjoys working with young composers and has worked with established contemporary composers, such as Louis Andriessen, Reinbert de Leeuw, Martijn Padding and Guus Jansen. The latestatest of her projects in this genre is the event Eendagsliederen at the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival in August 2017, broadcast on national Dutch radio.
In the 2015-16 season Christina was part of the contemporary opera ‘De Koeien‘ (Misha Mengelbers/Guus Jansen) with the ICP Orchestra. In Toneelgroep De Appel’s production of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in 2014/15, she was involved as singing actress.
As a jazz singer, Christina is regularly heard with her band The Blue Shoes.
Christina has songs and arias on her repertoire suitable for weddings and funerals.
On the ‘Calendar‘ page, you can find upcoming and past projects.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch through the ‘Contact‘ page.