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. This season, Lyons will reprise her Mimi (La Bohème) with Opera Long Island, sing the role of Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos) with Berkshire Opera Festival, be the Soprano Soloist in the Beethoven Symphony No. 9 under the baton of Marin Alsop with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Rusty Musicians, and be seen in concert with Lyric Fest alongside distinguished collaborative pianist Laura Ward.
In the 2015-16 season, Lyons sung multiple Fiordiligi’s in Mozart’s Così fan tutte both with Peabody Opera and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, as well as Mimí (La Bohème) at the Peabody Institute, and Frasquita (Carmen) alongside Denyce Graves. Other notable past performances include Manon (Manon) at the Liederkranz Foundation, Manon (Manon) at Carnegie Hall, Konstanze (Die Entführung) at Symphony Space, Konstanze (Die Entführung) at the Modell Lyric Opera House, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at Sant’Anna dei Lombardi in Naples, Italy, and Susannah (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Lincoln Center.
Appearing extensively in music theater, Lyons performed in a national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and has also portrated Sheila (A Chorus Line), Alice’s Daughter (Big River), GiGi (Miss Saigon), a Woman of Harlem (Ragtime), and Lorraine (All Shook Up) with companies including Portland Center Stage, Pittsburgh Music Theater, 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 Met Competitions and the Washington International Competition. She has worked under the baton of conductors Marin Alsop, Hajime Terry Murai and Robert Page, as well as in masterclass with Marilyn Horne, Martina Arroyo, Helen Donath and Grace Bumbry. Stage directors include Chet Walker, Norb Joerdner, Rob Ruggiero and Garnett Bruce. She is an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University and the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins.
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