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Soprano Christine Lyons has been called a “revelation” by Gay City News, a “true virtuosa” by Broadway World, and “exquisite” by St. Louis Today. Her 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.
Quickly garnering attention for her interpretations of the bel canto heroines, 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 the title role of Bellini’s La Straniera with Teatro Nuovo at Lincoln Center. As well, she performed excerpts of the title role in Puccini’s Tosca and Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore at The Kennedy Center. 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. As a recitalist, Ms. Lyons presented programs in New York with the Art Song Preservation Society of New York and in Chicago with Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute.