Christina Linhardt has had a versatile career
as a singer, actress, dancer and producer. Her "rich voice" (LA
Weekly) has been featured in such Los Angeles venues as the historic
Cinegrill, LA County Museum of Art, Cinema Under the Stars Film Festival
(Bergamot Station), the Atlas-Wiltern Building, the Wilshire Ebell,
the Los Angeles Cathedral (as a solo angel for Cardinal Mahony),
the Main Stage of the Magic Castle and Hollywood's acclaimed Keyclub,
to name a few.
Ms. Linhardt's eclectic
"Classics to Cabaret" show is a favorite
among European Royalty and diplomats, which she performed as the
for the opening of the Grand Concert Hall Parksalle in Saxony
Germany in February 2005, as well as at the re-opening of the Palace
Her chanteuse performing was considered a highlight of the German-American
Cultural Society Ball (held under the auspices of the Crown Prince
of Saxony and the German Ambassador to the United States.)
She is also the official anthem singer for the German Embassy for
their National Day.
Recently she journeyed down to the Top Secret Military Base
of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to perform as the coquette opera singer
with the VampHear Circus, for families and personnel stationed there.
Ms. Linhardt is known locally for her interpretations of avante garde
and new music in concerts often accompanied by the unique talents
of Cirque du Soleil acrobats and Ringling Brothers Clowns. She is
also known for leading the New Renaissance Folk ensemble Mad Spirit,
which was created to compliment "Young & the Restless" Star
Eric Braeden during his evenings of Shakespeare monologues.
Furthering her career in historical re-enactment, Christina was employed
by the Patterson family, founders of the original Renaissance Faires,
as their Mistress of Revels, Lady of Misrule. She was also the 23
King of the Fools Guild for Southern California.( being one of only
two female Kings)
As a dancer Christina traveled solo into remote regions of Africa
to absorb grass-roots customary rhythms and dances, often learning
directly from local villagers. From 1999-2000 she was managing director
of the Open Gate Theatre Ensemble, performing a varied array of Eastern
and ethnic dances, utilizing an unusual form of puppetry. Her performance
in the title role of Open Gates "Pinocchio" is an ongoing
favorite, especially among younger audiences
(turning away literally hundreds at the Electric Lodge in Venice,
Christina Linhardt began her career in music as a child flute player
sitting as first flute in the Jr. Philharmonic of California, the
All-Southern-California-Honor-Band, and as principal flute for the
Meremblum California Jr. Symphony. (As an orchestral player she shared
the stage with a variety of performers including Wierd Al Jankovich,
Richard Simmons, Al Jerraeu and Buddy Ebson) In her late teens her
focus shifted from flute to theatrical singing.
She studied acting and movement at Oxford University in England,
French at the Eurocentre in Paris, German at the Goethe Institute
in Berlin and received a bachelors of music in vocal arts from USC,
with a minor in theatre arts. As an actress Ms. Linhardt appeared
opposite Oscar-Winner Maximilian Schell in "Faust Comes to Grand
Avenue" with the Los Angeles Opera. She also has a prolific
career as a variety entertainer specializing in clown and miming
(she is a proud member of the Fooles Guilde).
During the year of 1999 Ms. Linhardt stepped off the stage and into
the role of producer, winning the LA Weekly 1999 Production of the
Year award as Associate Producer for the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's "The
Greeks". (Other producing credits at the Odyssey include the
LA Premiere of Mark Medoff's "Gila", "Good Woman of
Szechuan" and "Brecht on Brecht")
As well as performing,
education is a prime focus for Christina. She gave voice lessons
to Grammy Award Winner Dawn Robinson of En Vogue, is a trained
theater therapist for the Imagination Workshop, a program that works
with psychiatric patients and the criminally insane, focusing on
healing through creativity and play, and has worked with At-Risk
youth in Juvenile lockup facilities and for East Los Angeles Classic
Theatre. Hobbies include skydiving, streetfighting (Krav Maga) and
volunteering for TreePeople's speaker's bureau.
"Talented musician-singer-narrator Christina Linhardt"
"Vocalist Christina Linhardt sets a melancholy mood with her
hauntingly beautiful Gaelic melodies"