" ... beautiful, dark-toned mezzo... "
Canadian mezzo-soprano, Christina Campsall, was hailed by GBOPERA MAGAZINE "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 Capuleti e i Montecchi. She is a recipient of the Bayreuth-Stipendium 2020, the Lotte Lehmann Stipendium 2020, and a finalist in the Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House 2019.
Ms. Campsall holds a Masters in Vocal Performance with distinguished honours from the Hochschule Musik-Akademie in Basel, Switzerland from the studio of Marcel Boone, and was a member of the School of Excellence at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. She is a graduate of the Artist Diploma Program in Classical Vocal Performance from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, in Toronto, under Stephanie Bogle.
This 2021/22 season, Christina Campsall will make her debut in four world premieres. She will sing the title role, Angelina, in Rossini's La Cenerentola. and Prinz Orlovsky in J. Strauss II's Die Fledermaus with Theater Winterthur. Ms. Campsall will then make her debut with Sinfonieorchester Basel as Popa/Wildschwein in Detlev Glanert's Die Drei Rätsel and she will sing the title role in Handel's Theodora with maestro al cembalo, Alberto Gaspardo and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis orchestra. She will also reprise her role as Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, Ms. Campsall is a recorded solo artist for Kevin "Worakls" Rodrigues' world premiere of "Celebrate Life", for the 125 Roche Jubiläumskonzert. This spring, she will perform in a newly composed performance art piece, "DIE SYMBOLITISTEN", by artists Julia Geröcs and Gabriel Studerus at Museum Tinguely. Ms. Campsall will also sing as soloist in multiple oratorios this season, including Oratorio de Noël by Saint-Saëns, Missa brevis in C by Mozart, and Missa brevis in F by Haydn.
Since moving to Europe in 2016, Christina Campsall made her European debut as Romeo in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Italy and Ópera de Tenerife, Spain to rave reviews. She was a member of Ópera de Tenerife's Opera (e)Studio in 2017, and a member of the Opera Next program of the Bologna Scuola dell’Opera in 2018. In 2020, Ms. Campsall made her debut with Theater Basel as The Old Lady in Bernstein's Candide. She sang Giovanna in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Philharmonische Kammerorchester Wernigerode, Germany, and Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen with Opera Classica Europa in Frankfurt. In 2019, she made her debut in France as Flora in Verdi's La Traviata with La Fabrique Opéra Grenoble, and later reprised the role with Ópera de Tenerife, Spain. In 2021, she sang as Night and Second Fairy in Handel's The Fairy Queen with the Festival de Granada, Spain and she sang as Susanne in Offenbach's Ein Ehemann vor der Tür with Wilhelmina - Fest der Kunst, at Schloss Hallwyl, Switzerland. In Canada, Ms. Campsall performed the role of Ruggiero in Handel's Alcina, Elle in Poulenc’s La voix humaine, and Hélène in Offenbach's La belle Hélène with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Ms. Campsall also performed as Lucretia in MYOpera's production of Britten's The Rape of Lucretia.
Ms Campsall is also a well-established concert and oratorio soloist. She was the mezzo-soprano soloist in Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony No. 2 with Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and the alto soloist in Brahm's Alt-Rhapsodie with the Estonian National Male Choir and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Chamber Academy Basel as the alto soloist in Mozart's Coronation Mass, and Alma Dei Creatoris, and Haydn's Missa Cellensis in C-Dur. Ms. Campsall was the mezzo-soprano soloist in Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël and the alto soloist in J.S. Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium with the Toronto Classical Singers. She was a soloist in Berio’s Folk Songs, and the alto soloist in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. She has performed the cycles of Schumann's Frauenliebe und -Leben, Mahler's Rückert-Lieder, de Falla's Siete canciones populares españolas, Debussy's Trois chansons de Bilitis, Montsalvatge's Cinco canciones negras, and Messaien's Poèmes pour Mi.