Biography

Canadian mezzo-soprano, Christina Campsall, has been praised as a "beautiful, dark-toned mezzo" (OPERA CANADA) with a "smooth, caressing voice both in the high peaks and in the deepest notes" (FUJIKO RADIO). GBOPERA MAGAZINE declared, “From the musical point of view... undoubtedly stands out the Canadian mezzo-soprano Christina Campsall, with a healthy voice, powerful, easily driven to the contralto register, but at ease even in the highest areas, a real discovery,” after her performance as "Romeo" in Teatro Comunale di Bologna's production of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi.

This season, Christina Campsall will become a member of the School of Excellence, of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland, for further training in Baroque and early romantic repertoire. Within the Basel area, she will be performing as alto soloist in Mozart's Coronation Mass, and Alma Dei Creatoris, and Haydn's Missa Cellensis in C-Dur. She looks forward to returning to Toronto, Canada to perform the alto solo in J.S. Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium with the Toronto Classical Singers. In March 2019, Ms. Campsall will be making her musical debut in France as "Flora" in Verdi's La Traviata. A role which she will then reprise with Ópera de Tenerife, Spain in May 2019.

 

In 2017/18, Christina Campsall participated in Ópera de Tenerife's Opera (e)Studio, where she performed as "Romeo" in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi. She then reprised the role of "Romeo" at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Italy in May 2018 with rave reviews. This past summer, Ms. Campsall performed the role of “Giovanna” in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Philharmonische Kammerorchester Wernigerode, Germany, and the role of “Mercédès” in Bizet’s Carmen with Opera Classica Europa in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Christina Campsall is a graduate of the Artist Diploma Program in Classical Vocal Performance from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, where she studied in the studio of Stephanie Bogle. During her studies there, Ms. Campsall was a two time recipient of the Liliane Szenteleky Vocal Scholarship. Her operatic performances at the conservatory included "Ruggiero" in Handel's Alcina, “Elle” in Poulenc’s La voix humaine, and the title role in Offenbach's La belle Hélène.  She was a soloist in Berio’s Folk Songs, and the alto soloist with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Outside of school, Ms. Campsall performed the title role in MYOpera's production of Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. She was also awarded first place in the Graduate School Level/Young Professional category at the 2014 NATS Competition, and placed second in the 2014/15 Clifford Poole Vocal Competition. Ms. Campsall performed as the alto soloist with the Estonian National Male Choir, and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, in Brahm's Alto Rhapsody. She is currently studying with Neil Semer.

© 2016 by Christina Campsall

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