" ... 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 is currently studying at the Hochschule Musik Akademie in Basel, for her Masters in Vocal Performance under 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 2020/21 season, Christina Campsall makes her debut at Theater Basel as The Old Lady in Bernstein's Candide (Im Flow der Apokalypse). She is a soloist in the 2020 Festival der Jungen Stimmen, touring throughout Switzerland and Germany, including Theater Rigiblick in Zürich, Basel Stadtcasino, and Staatstheater Wiesbaden. She has also been invited to participate in Ludovic Tezier's masterclass at Theater Basel. This spring, she will be performing in the Bayreuth Festival's "Future Artists" concert at Komische Oper Berlin. Ms. Campsall makes her debut with Sinfonieorchester Basel as Popa/Wildschwein in Detlev Glanert's Die Drei Rätsel. This summer 2021, she will debut at the Wilhelmina - Fest der Künste as Susanne in Offenbach's Ein Ehemann vor der Tür, at Schloss Hallwyl, Switzerland.
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. Ms. Campsall 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.
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. 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 in Brugg, Switzerland and the alto soloist in J.S. Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium with the Toronto Classical Singers.
During her studies at he Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, 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 Hélène 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 as Lucretia 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 NATS Competition, and placed second in the 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.