Biography

Christina Schönbach is a soprano based in The Hague and Berlin. She completed her Studies of Music at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in 2015 and has been delving into the world of opera since.

Most recently she performed the role Agathe in Der Freischütz at Schloss Henfenfeld and of Ariadne in the opera Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss at the Trentino Music Festival under the Baton of Christopher Larkin. She has recently presented her 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 Almera in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters in its European Premiere there, conducted by Neil Goren.

She was a member of the 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.

In her own programmes, Christina contrives to use all of her dramatic repertoire. She creates theatrical concerts, telling stories about women in different situations. Her most extensive show is  ‘ELLE – A Woman’s Voice’.

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.

Christina is currently working on the Corona-proof ‘Soap Opera’ Persephone with composer Cristiano Melli and Studio LOOS The Hague, directed by renowned filmmaker Frank Scheffer.