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Christina Kent

Christina KentChristina Kent is a Mezzo Soprano from Vancouver who struggled with stage fright from an early age; an affliction so strong it kept her from pursuing singing. In her early twenties, Christina realized that she no longer wanted to give fear the power to separate her from her love of song and she decided to dive headfirst into the world of classical singing. She auditioned for Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Certificate in Music and was accepted. While at Kwantlen, she was able to overcome her stage fright and find freedom and joy performing on stage thanks to the insightful guidance of her instructors. Since then, she has completed her Master’s of Music and Opera Performance at the University of British Columbia.

Currently, she works full time teaching students at her private vocal studio and performs regularly as an opera singer, concert performer, and adjudicator. Christina has enjoyed performances as the alto soloist for Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Requiem with Kwantlen University Chorus and members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Kwantlen Chorus in collaboration with the West Coast Symphony Orchestra, and the Chilliwack Chorus and Orchestra. Past operatic roles include Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Mrs. Herring in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, Mere Jeanne in Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites and most recently Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Vancouver Island Opera. Christina has also performed with the Vancouver Opera Chorus in their productions of Puccini’s Tosca and Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. Christina is eternally grateful to her voice teacher, Gail Suderman, and the opportunities that Kwantlen’s Voice Performance program has afforded her. Her education has prepared her for a satisfying and meaningful career in music.

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