Christina Dunwoodie began teaching at the RCS in 2014 she has been teaching students and professional singers since 2007 whilst maintaining her career as a soloist.
She graduated from the Opera School at the RSAMD, then studied with famous tenor Juan Oncina in Barcelona where she took part in the Francisco Viñas Masterclasses. Highlights of her career include singing the role of Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello with world famous Heldentenor John Treleaven at the Eutin Festspiele and singing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor for Scottish Opera. Her speciality is in Italian Opera and Bel Canto technique.
Donizetti : Lucia – Lucia di Lammermoor, Verdi : Violetta – La Traviata; Abigaille – Nabucco; Desdemona – Otello; Lady Macbeth – Macbeth; title role – Aida, Puccini : title role – Tosca; Mimi – La Boheme, Ricci : Giovanna – La Prigione di Edimburgo, Gounod : Marguerite – Faust, Mozart : Countess – Nozze di Figaro; Donna Anna – Don Giovanni; Fiordiligi – Cosi Fan Tutte, Purcel : Dido – Dido & Aeneus; , Handel : Rosemene – Imeneo, Millaud : La Femme – Le Pauvre Matelot, Bizet : Micaela – Carmen, Williams : title – Medea Jazz (world premiere).
Desdemona “These are voices of international stature. John Treleaven… Scottish soprano, Christina Dunwoodie, whose beautiful voice goes right to the heart.” Lübecker Nachrichten / Kultur Wolfgang Tschechne
“The Britishsoprano,Christina Dunwoodie, would be at home on any major European stage.” HS Kulturkorrespondenz Horst Schinzel
“Ms Dunwoodie has a beautiful, clear voice which loses nothing of its warmth in even the highest register. Her singing of the Willow Song and of the Ave Maria that follows was thrilling” Der Neue Merker – Inge Lore Tautz
Lucia “It is a beautiful voice, unwaveringly rich and smooth…with her considerable coloratura she resembles the young Sutherland.” Opera Magazine
Tosca “Tosca (Christina Dunwoodie) sang with a rich sensuous tone… “Vissi d’arte” came over as an exquisite recital piece… she was the first Tosca in my experience who looked truly young and beautiful.“ Opera Magazine
Christina was Artistic Director and Founder of the critically acclaimed company Opera on a Shoestring which won the Scotland on Sunday Paper Boat Award for La Traviata and The Herald Spirit of Mayfest Award for TOSCA.
She was Artistic Director of Edinburgh Grand Opera directing productions of La Prigione di Edimburgo (UK Premiere), Carmen at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Don Giovanni at The Queen’s Hall and La Traviata at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh.