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     Christina Yun comes from Mississauga, Ontario and is currently studying at San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Susanne Mentzer for her Masters of Music in Voice Performance. She received her Bachelor of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University for Voice Performance with exceptional Canadian soprano Leslie Fagan . She received the Adrianne Pzeconka Most Outstanding Vocalist scholarship in the gala competition of the Rotary Burlington Music Festival in fall 2017, among other scholarships.

     In Spring 2019, she performed with the SFCM Baroque Ensemble as Irene in their production of Tamerlano by Handel. Yun was also Thelma Yablonski in John Musto's chamber opera Later the Same Evening, libretto by Mark Campbell.  

     Yun was Hermia in 2018 summer production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream in with Halifax Summer Opera Festival. She was La Maestra della novize in Puccini's Suor Angelica in Darryl Edwards' Centre of Opera Studies in Italy (CO-SI) in summer 2017. Yun was also part of the inaugral quartet for CO-SI's new composition program, now called the Opera Creation Lab. She received first place in the fourth-year women’s class at the NATS Ontario Auditions in November 2015.

     In the 2014 summer season, Yun performed the role of Third Wood Sprite in Halifax Summer Opera Festival’s production of Rusalka as well as a chorus member and Vera Boronel in an excerpt from The Consul in HSOF’s 10-year anniversary gala. In the academic 2013-2014 season, she has performed with Opera Laurier as Cobweb from Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tisbe from La Cenerentola in their fall opera excerpts. Yun also performed her first complete opera with Opera Laurier’s production of Giiwedin in contralto role Mahkwa. She was the Head of Student Marketing for Opera Laurier in their 2013-2014 season and was also a marketing consultant and talent scout for non-profit organization Musicians Without Borders Canada with colleague and CEO Ben Kim from 2012-2014.

     Yun performs often as a soloist with the Toronto Korean Children's Choir, and has performed under the baton of Colin Clarke with the Toronto Wind Youth Orchestra and the Halton-Mississauga Youth Orchestra respectively. She has performed in numerous benefit concerts with Musicians Without Borders Canada and as well with colleagues participating in the Global Partnership program with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship throughout the GTA. She served as a section leader and soloist with the congregations of Knox Waterloo Presbyterian Church and sings with the choir of St. Stephen’s-on-the-Hill United Church for their sacred music needs throughout the Christian year. 
"We don't want to be technique-d by you:
we want to be moved by you."

-Leslie Fagan

Monike Porter, soprano; Ryan Nauta, tenor; MarKo Hubert, baritone
Stoo Metz Photography with Halifax Summer Opera Festival