Praised as "especially moving" by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, soprano Christine Lyons uses her fearless presence and creative approach to enthrall her audiences in Europe and America.
In the 2015-16 season, Lyons sings Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with Peabody Opera and again with the Charleston Symphony, performs Mimí (La Boheme) at the Peabody Institute, and sings a concert performance of Frasquita (Carmen) alongside Denyce Graves.
The 2014-15 season included a performance of Manon (Manon) at Carnegie Hall, of Konstanze (Die Entfuhrung) at Symphony Space in New York, of Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Salzburg Mozarteum, and of Pamina (Die Zauberflote) at Sant’Anna dei Lombardi in Naples, Italy. Other notable past performances include Manon (Manon) at the Liederkranz Foundation in NYC, Konstanze (Die Entfuhrung) at the Modell Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Antonia (Les Racontes d'Hoffmann) and Giulietta (I Capuleti e I Montecchi) at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, and Susannah (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Lincoln Center.
Appearing extensively in music theater, Lyons performed in a touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, where she danced and covered Janet Metz in the role of Narrator. She has also portrayed Sheila (A Chorus Line), Alice’s daughter (Big River), GiGi (Miss Saigon), a Harlemite (Ragtime), and Lorraine (All Shook Up) with companies including Portland Center Stage, Pittsburgh Music Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Theater of the Stars’ and Goodspeed Opera House.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Lyons is an award winner in the Southeastern regional Met Competitions and the Washington International Competition. She has worked under the baton of conductors Jeffrey Rink, Robert Page and Hajime Terry Murai, as well as in masterclass with Marilyn Horne, Martina Arroyo, Will Crutchfield, Douglas Cuomo, Helen Donath and Grace Bumbry. Stage directors include Chet Walker, Norb Joerdner, Gregory Lehane and Garnett Bruce. She is an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University and the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins.