Gifted with a warm and luminous voice, Christina Tannous has distinguished herself on the national scene by winning various awards and competitions, including the CBC National Radio Competition for Young Performers.
Christina Tannous recently made her debut at the Théâtre du Rideau vert in the play Les Leçons de Maria Callas, directed by Denise Filiatrault. She also sang the roles of Javotte (Manon by Massenet) and the Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte by Mozart) with Opera Lyra Ottawa, in addition to being a member of the company’s Opera Studio. For the same company, she created the role of Cat for the world premiere of the opera The Bremen Town Musicians by Dean Burry.
Christina Tannous has appeared as a soloist with a number of Canadian ensembles including the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, and the Orchestre Métropolitain.
She has been heard in Handel’s Messiah, Dona nobis pacem by Vaughan Williams, Carmina Burana by Orff, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and Haydn’s The Creation and The Seasons, to name but a few.
On the opera stage, Christina has notably interpreted the roles of Monica (The Medium by Menotti) at the Orford Festival, Anaide (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze by Rota) at the Kammeroper in Vienna, Nadia (The Merry Widow by Lehár) at the Opéra de Québec, and Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart) again with Opera Lyra Ottawa.
Since 2006, Christina Tannous has portrayed the colourful character Annabelle Canto in the concert of the same name presented by Jeunesses Musicales of Canada. The 2010-2011 season includes a follow-up to this production, called Annabelle suit sa voix, to the great delight of young and old alike!