Biography

 
 

Praised as “especially moving” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and as a “true virtuosa” by Broadway World, Christine Lyons is a dynamic artist on the rise. This season, Ms. Lyons sings the title role in Norma with Winter Opera Saint Louis, joins the Kennedy Center for The Me I Want to Sing with selections from Il Trovatore and Tosca, sings 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 sings the title role in Bellini’s La Straniera with Teatro Nuovo at Lincoln Center and joins the Ravinia Steans Music Institute as a Fellow.

Her recent roles include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Konstanze in Die Entführung at Symphony Space, the title role in Massenet’s Manon at Carnegie Hall, Amenaide in Tancredi rifatto with Teatro Nuovo, Micaëla in Carmen, Mimí in La Bohème, the title role in Suor Angelica, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Sant’Anna dei Lombardi in Naples, Italy.

In concert, Ms. Lyons has been presented by Vocal Arts DC at the Kennedy Center, by Denyce Graves at Wolf Trap, by Sherrill Milnes at Opera Naples, and by Lyric Fest at Church of the Holy Trinity in Rittenhouse Square. Oratorio work includes Exsultate, jubilate with the St. Veronica Orchestra in New York as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Rusty Musicians under the baton of Marin Alsop.

A well-decorated competitor, Lyons is 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, Washington International Competition, New York Lyric Opera Theater National Vocal Competition, Rochester International Vocal Competition, The American Prize for Women in Opera Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She was also the featured artist on WWFM Classical’s “Celebrating Our Musical Future” live radio program.  

Ms. Lyons earned a Master of Music from Peabody Institute, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, and and completed further studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.