Christine Marie Li, Taiwanese-American mezzo-soprano, has performed nationally and abroad in both operatic and chamber literature. Praised for herwarmth and vulnerability on stage, recent operatic performances include Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (USC) as well as Ottone in Handel’sAgrippina (CU Boulder), Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (CU Boulder), and Beatrice in Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict (CU Boulder). Other roles include Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel, Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. Previous seasons have seen her as the soloist for Mozart's Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and chorus for Britten’s War Requiem under the baton of James Conlon at the Segerstrom Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall. In the spring of 2022, Ms. Li performed the role of Allura in the Finnish and American premieres of All the Truths by Uljas Pulkkis, acollaboration between the Sibelius Academy and USC, where she is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts under the tutelage of Lynn Helding. A proponent of both traditional operatic repertoire as well as contemporary works, Ms. Li workshopped the role of Alice Hobson in Tom Cipullo’s Hobson’s Choice as well as the role of Elizabeth Van Lew in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s new opera, Intelligence, as part of the CU New Opera Workshop (CU NOW) in the summers of 2021 and 2019. Christine is excited to be performing in her third show with POP and reprising her role as the Third Spirit, aka "Toadsworth" - hoo!