Christine Lyons is a critically acclaimed soprano whom Broadway World has hailed a “true virtuosa.” She has been praised for her “potent soprano” by Opera Magazine, as well as her “power and poise” by Classical Voice America. Upcoming engagements include the world premiere of John Adams’ Antony and Cleopatra at San Francisco Opera.
In the 2021-22 season, Lyons made an exciting debut in the title role of Handel’s iconic Agrippina with Florida Grand Opera. Of her performance, South Florida Classical wrote, “As Agrippina, the most cold-blooded and conniving operatic anti-heroine this side of Lady Macbeth, Christine Lyons brings a regal bearing and opulent timbre to Handel’s showpiece solos,” with Pro Ópera adding that her voice was “rich in nuances.” During this season, she also portrayed the emotionally complex role of The Governess in Britten’s haunted The Turn of the Screw with IlluminArts Miami and performed at The Academy of Vocal Arts with Lyric Fest in My Letter to the World.
At Lincoln Center, Lyons starred in Bellini’s rarely-performed, tragic La Straniera. Of the performances, Opera Magazine wrote, “Lyons excelled in her blistering final cabaletta in which she, like a Donizetti heroine headed for the block, curses fate and welcomes death,” while the New York Times observed “her voice blossoming into its depths.”
Her debut as Norma garnered the Outstanding Achievement in Opera award nomination from the 2020 St. Louis Theater Circle, and as Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Baltimore Concert Opera, the Maryland Theater Guide wrote that “Ms. Lyons is well on her way to the exalted status of Diva in the opera world.”
Lyons was the featured artist on Celebrating Our Musical Future with WWFM Classical Radio, and her artistry has been celebrated in such publications as Opera News, The New York Times, Opera Magazine (London), Musical America Worldwide, Operawire, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and New York Classical Review.