Cristina Bakhoum Sanchez | Mimì
Cristina Bakhoum Sanchez is ecstatic to be making her company and dream role debut as Mimi! This powerful and vibrant rising Soprano credits her love and natural ear for languages to her exotic background of Egyptian and Mexican parents.
In 2017 Cristina made her role debut as Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte with Mobile Opera. She’s excited to return to Mobile in October to make her role debut as Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Cristina has had the pleasure of working with Central City Opera, Capitol City Opera, Shreveport Opera, Pine Mountain Music Festival, and New Orleans 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, 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.