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 Bachtrack 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 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.
Recent roles include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Konstanze in Mozart’s Die Entführung at Symphony Space, the title role in Massenet’s Manon at Carnegie Hall, Micaëla in Carmen, Mimí and Musetta in La Bohème, the title role in Suor Angelica, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore and Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi. She was recently presented in concert by Vocal Arts DC at the Kennedy Center and by Denyce Graves at Wolf Trap. Oratorio work includes Exsultate, jubilate with the St. Veronica Orchestra and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Rusty Musicians under the baton of Marin Alsop.
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, Washington International Competition, New York Lyric Opera Theater National Vocal Competition, Rochester International Vocal Competition and The American Prize for Women in Opera Competition. 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.