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Soprano Christine Lyons, praised as a “revelation” by Gay City News, a “true virtuosa” by Broadway World, and “exquisite” by St. Louis Today, is quickly garnering attention for her portrayals of the bel canto heroines of Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti. In the 2018-19 season, Lyons made a role debut in the title role in Bellini’s Norma with Winter Opera Saint Louis, followed by a summer role debut in the title role of Bellini’s La Straniera with Teatro Nuovo at Lincoln Center. She joined The Kennedy Center for The Me I Want to Sing to perform excerpts of the title role in Puccini’s Tosca and Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Concert performances included Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate both with the Queens Symphony Orchestra and with the Spectrum Symphony of New York, and Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Teatro Nuovo. An advocate of art song, Ms. Lyons presented a solo recital with the Art Song Preservation Society of New York and will join the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute as a Fellow in the fall.
Equally at home in the operas of Verdi and Puccini, the 2019-20 season begins with a role debut as Cio-Cio San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Baltimore Concert Opera, followed by Violetta in La Traviata, Leonora in Il Trovatore and Gilda in Rigoletto in “Viva Verdi” with Penn Square Music Festival. She returns to The Me I Want to Sing, bringing excerpts of the title role in Tosca and Leonora in Il Trovatore to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., and will sing concerts with Annapolis Opera and Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
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