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"Norma was Maria Callas' favorite showcase for her legendary voice. Renata Scotto once called the role of Norma 'the Everest of opera.' Well, Soprano Christine Lyons climbs that peak with banners flying. She's a true virtuosa, dazzling us with her mastery of all those Bel Canto coloratura fireworks- all the runs, trills and staccato arpeggios and cadenzas that decorate the long, free-ranging melody lines."
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. This 2022-23 season, Lyons sings the title role in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with Maryland Opera, the title role in Handel’s Agrippina with Florida Grand Opera, covers the title role in John Adams’ Antony and Cleopatra with San Francisco Opera, and joins Toledo Opera for Celebration del Coro with excerpts of Puccini's Liú in Turandot and Bernstein's Cunegonde in Candide.
A decorated soprano, Lyons holds the Grand Prize in the Mary Trueman Art Song Vocal Competition in New York and has garnered top awards from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Vocal Arts DC Discovery Art Song Competition, Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing International Vocal Competition, New York Lyric Opera National Vocal Competition, Rochester International Vocal Competition, The American Prize for Women in Opera Competition, and Washington International Competition.
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.
UPCOMING SEASON ENGAGEMENTS
Lyons' recent and upcoming engagements include the title role in Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" with Maryland Opera, the title role in Handel's "Agrippina" with Florida Grand Opera, and covering the title role in John Adams' "Antony and Cleopatra" with San Francisco Opera.
LISTEN & WATCH CHRISTINE LYONS
Listen to Lyons sing operatic specialties of Bellini, Rossini, and Verdi and view the Gallery for moments from her favorite performances.
WATCH + LISTEN
Lauded for her interpretations of opera's leading heroines, listen to Lyons sing excerpts from Bellini's Norma, Rossini's Tancredi, and Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.
View moments from Lyons' favorite performance moments from La Straniera, Norma, Tancredi, Turn of the Screw and more.
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