Cristina Bakhoum Sanchez is a powerful and vibrant rising Soprano, originally from Houston. Her love and natural ear for languages began at an early age thanks to her unique and exotic background of Egyptian and Mexican parents.
She most recently returned to Mobile Opera and proudly performed her role debut as Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte. Cristina has had the pleasure of working with Central City Opera, Capitol City Opera, Shreveport Opera, Pine Mountain Music Festival, and New Orleans Opera, in addition to Mobile Opera.
Previous roles include: La Suora Zelatrice in Suor Angelica, Flora in La Traviata, Fermina in Man of la Mancha, Amante in Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse, Pitti-Sing in The Mikado, the title roles in La Périchole, Dido and Aeneas, and Bizet’s Carmen, Amastre in Handel’s Serse, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Thelma in Musto’s Later the Same Evening, Annio in La Clemenza di Tito, and Juno in Orpheus in the Underworld.
Cristina was a prizewinner in the Fielder Grant for Vocal Career Advancement and also advanced to the Semi-finals in the Soma International Foundation Competition, the Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition, and the Dallas Opera Vocal Competition.
She proudly received her Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of renowned Luretta Bybee. She holds a Master of Music from Florida State University and Bachelor of Music from Loyola University New Orleans.