- Office Location:
- Oliphant Hall 308
- University of California, Irvine, Master of Fine Arts in Performance
- Christina Dahlin, M.F.A., has received critical acclaim for her performances of opera and operetta throughout Germany, where she was the leading lyric soprano at the German National Theater in Braunscheig. While living abroad, she appeared as a guest soloist in Dusseldorf, Hanover, Frankfurt, Kassel, Essen and Kiel. She has performed over thirty leading roles spanning a wide variety of characters from the high-spirited Marenka in The Bartered Bride and the feisty Frau Fluth in The Merry Wives of Windsor to the more dramatic roles of Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Agathe in Der Freischutz, and Antonia in The Tales of Hoffman. Her performances have also included the classic lyric soprano roles of the Countless in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflote, and Micaela in Carmen. Among her many oratorio credits are the soprano solos in Handel's Messiah and Deborah, J.S. Bach's St. John Passion, the Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn, the Faure Requiem and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, which was broadcast over the North German Radio Station NDR Hanover. Ms. Dahlin holds a magna cum laude Bachelor of Music degree from USC and an M.F.A. degree from UC Irvine. She has been a member of the dynamic Chapman University music faculty since 1997.