Praised as “especially moving” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and as a “sparkling soprano” by the Broad Street Review, Christine Lyons is a dynamic artist on the rise. Her most recent portrayal of Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi rifatto at Teatro Nuovo evoked praise from Opera News saying Lyons showed “a generously scaled lyric soprano, her rapid vibrato adding lushness to the tone,” from Bachtrak describing her as “remarkable,” and from Gay City News calling her performance a “revelation.”

This 2018-19 season, Ms. Lyons sings the title role in Norma with Winter Opera Saint Louis, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with the Queens Symphony Orchestra and with the Spectrum Symphony of NY, and is presented in recital with Thomas Muraco by the Art Song Preservation Society of New York. In summer, she returns to Teatro Nuovo to sing the title role in Bellini’s La Straniera at Lincoln Center.

Lyons is a 2019 National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions after winning 1st Place in the New England Region Finals, the 2018 Grand Prize Winner in the Mary Trueman Art Song Vocal Competition, and has garnered top awards from The Gerda Lissner Foundation, Vocal Arts DC Discovery Art Song Competition, Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing International Vocal Competition, Rochester International Vocal Competition and The American Prize for Women in Opera Competition. Radio audiences enjoyed her performance as the featured artist on WWFM Classical’s “Celebrating Our Musical Future.”


As Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi rifatto with Teatro Nuovo

— Bachtrak

As Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen

Sonic Nectar
— La Scene Musicale

As Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi

In short, Lyons is exquisite.
— Cape Charles Mirror

As Adina in Donizetti’s L'Elisir d'amore

Her Lustrous Soprano Won Us Over From The Start.
— Voce di Meche

As Echo in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos

There Is Exquisite Ensemble Singing For The Three Nymphs Who Attend Ariadne...[who] Were Gorgeous In Movement, Raiment, Gesture And Song...
— The Boston Musical Intelligencer

As Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Soprano Christine Lyons exuded such a radiant presence.
— Patrick D.

As Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte

— Boadway World

As Konstanze in Mozart’s Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail

We have been waiting patiently for someone to get us to appreciate Carlyle Floyd’s Susannah and Ms. Lyons crisp English diction and psychological insight helped us to turn the corner.
— Voce di Meche

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