Austrian soprano Lisa Cristelli began her musical education in Graz, where she studied violin and ballet from an early age. Already showing a rich voice with a distinctive timbre, she appeared as a soloist in concerts and opera productions during her teenage years. She began her voice studies at the age of 16 at the Music Academy of Graz and continued at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna, where she was awarded the advanced diploma (Master) in singing. She has attended masterclasses with artists such as Montserrat Caballé, Ernesto Palacio and Kurt Widmer. In October 2008 she was awarded a one-year scholarship by Centro Universale di Belcanto to study with Mirella Freni at her Academy in Modena, Italy. She is currently doing studies of repertoire with Irina Gavrilovici in Vienna.
She has appeared with a number of national orchestras and ensembles, including Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester, Austria Trompeten Consort, Jeunesse Orchester Wien, Jeunesse Orchester Niederösterreich, and the Originalklangensemble der Universität Graz. She also has a strong lied and chamber music repertoire, performing with pianists such as Nicholas Carthy, Ramin Bahrami, Pietro Mariani and Jeanne Mikitka.
2009 saw her debut in Germany as Monteverdi's Euridice, Speranza and Eco at the Pfalztheater, Kaiserslautern, in Switzerland at the Gstaad Festival with Bach's H-moll-Messe and in Italy with a Lieder and Aria Recital at Teatro Animosi, Carrara, together with the bariton Sergio Bologna and accompanied by M° Pietro Mariani.
She also appears in contemporary music. In 2010 she sang the soprano lead in the world premiere of "Les grandes poèmes", 1st symphony, by Austrian composer Christian Klöckl, and in 2011 she appeared in the world premiere of Austrian composer Franz Cibulka's "Kantate von der Unerhörtheit der Gänse" and in 2012 in the world premiere of M° Cibulka's "Gnadenreiche Zeit". From 2011 to 2014 she continued tours to Eastern Europe and China with the Vienna Strauss Orchestra. She also appears in shows and programmes of music of the 1920s, Tango & Chanson, often with bandoneonist, pianist and organist Christine Swoboda, as they form together the duo CHANTONEON: „Saitenhieb & Ohrenschmaus“ (2015), „Chantoneon" (2016), „Bonjour, Madame“ (2017), „Tête-à-Tête am Vormittag“ (2017), „Tango!“ (2018), „Chansons“ (2019), „mujeres y tango“ (2020).