Christina Petrou

Soprano Christina Petrou, originally from Hertfordshire, now works as a freelance singer and singing teacher based in London after graduating with an Honours Degree in Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Future Engagements include: Frasquita (cover) for Scottish Opera’s revival of Carmen by Bizet.

Recent roles include: Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (Opera Holland Park); Barena in Janáček’s Jenůfa (Scottish Opera); Mascha in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades (Grange Park Opera); Maid in Llywelyn Ap Myrddin’s The Crocodile (Age of Anxiety for the Tête a Tête  festival) Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (Christine Collins Young Artists Programme at Opera Holland Park); Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (Pavilion Opera & Winterbourne Opera); Bubikopf in Ullman’s The Emperor of Atlantis (Dioneo Opera); Giovanna in Verdi’s Rigoletto (Bury Court Opera); Sailor in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Bury Court Opera’s all female production) and Venus in Blow’s Venus and Adonis (Hampstead Garden Opera). Other operatic roles include: LaurettaGianni Schicchi (Opera South East) and Gabriella (cover) in Puccini’s La Rondine (British Youth Opera).

Venus and Adonis 2009
Christina has performed as chorus in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini and Verdi’s La Forza del Destino (Opera Holland Park); Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha (Pegasus opera); Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (Barbican Hall and Cervia, Italy); Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (Aldeburgh Festival and Opera Faber, Ponte de Lima Festival, Portugal) and Puccini’s La Rondine (British Youth Opera).On the concert platform, she has performed as the soprano soloist for Haydn’s Nelson Mass (Harlow Chorus, Waltham Abbey) and for Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai and Beethoven’s Mass in C (Southend Bach Choir). GSMD Final Recital - 2008

Christina has given recitals at St George’s Bloomsbury, Rosslyn Hill Chapel and The Bishopsgate Institute, participated in Graham Johnson’s 1880’s concert series at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and performed at the Voiceworks concert at the Wigmore Hall.Christina has won prizes at the North London Festival and taken part in masterclasses with Dame Kiri te Kanawa.In October 2010, she took part in the Oxford Lieder Master Course led by Ian Partridge CBE.

Christina lives with her husband, baritone Thomas Kennedy and miniature Schnauzer, Mycroft! Her favourite activities are knitting, baking, sewing and walking the dog! 

  Venus and Adonis 2009