Praised as “especially moving” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and as a “sparkling soprano” by the Broad Street Review, soprano Christine Lyons enthralls her audiences in Europe and America with her fearless presence and creative approach. In the 2016-17 season, Ms. Lyons will reprise her Mimí in La Bohème with Opera Long Island and joins the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. Orchestral engagements include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 under the baton of Marin Alsop and concert engagements include performances with Lyric Fest alongside distinguished pianist Laura Ward. This 2017-18 season, Ms. Lyons makes her company debut with Berkshire Opera Festival in the role of Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos and will interpret Micaëla in Opera Ithaca’s production of Carmen.
In the 2015-16 season, Lyons sung multiple Fiordiligi’s in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with Peabody Opera and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Mimí in La Bohème at the Peabody Institute, and Frasquita in Carmen alongside Denyce Graves. Highlights of previous seasons include Manon in Massenet’s Manon at the Liederkranz Foundation and at Carnegie Hall, Konstanze in Mozart’s Die Entführung at Symphony Space and at the historic Modell Lyric Opera House, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Sant’Anna dei Lombardi in Naples, Italy, Antonia in Offenbach’s Les Racontes d’Hoffmann with the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at Lincoln Center.
Appearing extensively in music theater, Ms. Lyons performed in a national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and has also portrayed Sheila in A Chorus Line, Alice’s Daughter in Big River, GiGi in Miss Saigon, Anne in A Little Night Music and Anne in A Little Night Music 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, Ms. Lyons is an award winner in the Southeastern Metropolitan Opera Competitions, a Finalist and Award Winner in the Washington International Competition, a Finalist in Opera Ithaca’s Edward M. Murray Competition and the Vocal Arts DC Discovery Art Song Competition, and a Semi-Finalist in the Sylvia Green Competition, the New Jersey Opera Competition, the PARTNERS for the Arts Vocal Competition, the New York Lyric Opera Theater Vocal Competition, and the Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing International Vocal Competition.
Ms. Lyons holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon where she was awarded the Carnegie Mellon Scholar endowment, holds a Master of Music from Peabody Institute where she was awarded the Tom Clancy Family Scholarship, the C. Albert Kuper, III Scholarship and the Charles P. Sachs Conservatory Scholarship, an holds certificates from the Salzburg Mozarteum.
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