Canadian mezzo-soprano Cristina Lanz is passionate about the integration of theatre and music across a wide range of musical styles. Praised by San Francisco Classical Voice for her "flair and musical vibrancy," Cristina is a dynamic and thoughtful performer. Her most recent engagements include playing Ruth in a virtual production of Pirates of Penzance with COSA Canada, which will premier in February 2022.
As a versatile artist, Cristina has performed in opera, theatre, and musical theatre productions across a variety of musical genres including Baroque, operetta, and contemporary music. She finds contemporary music especially exciting and loves performing new works. Some of her favourite roles include: Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Estelle (Later the Same Evening), Baker's Wife (Into the Woods), and Mrs. Gibbs (Our Town).
Cristina holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto and a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory in addition to a Diploma in Theatre Performance from Mount Royal University. Currently, she is based in Calgary, AB, Canada.