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Christine Abraham Faculty Profile
Declared "radiant" by the Los Angeles Times and "glamorous and melting of voice" by the Wall Street Journal, Christine Abraham has performed a varied operatic and orchestral repertoire to esteemed artistic acclaim.
On the concert platform, Abraham has appeared as featured soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Boston Baroque, Music of the Baroque, Toronto Consort, and many others in works ranging from Monteverdi (with Dame Jane Glover conducting) to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (under the direction of Neemi Jarvi) to the music of today.
As an advocate of contemporary works, she has participated in a number of world premieres: David Carlson’s Anna Karenina with Florida Grand Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (recorded on Signum Classics), Stephen Hartke’s The Greater Good, or the Passion of Boule de Suif with Glimmerglass Opera (recorded on Naxos), Paul Moravec’s Blizzard Voices with Opera Omaha, Peter Lieberson’s Ashoka’s Dream with the Santa Fe Opera, Stephen Paulus’ Woman at Ottowi Crossing with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and David Carlson’s The Midnight Angel with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Glimmerglass Opera.
Other career highlights include her Metropolitan Opera debut as Ida in Die Fledermaus; with New York City Opera the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Nicklausse and the Muse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Miss Jessel in Britten's Turn of the Screw, and the roles of Mahler, the Queen, and Sheherazade in the New York premiere of Tan Dun's Marco Polo; her debut with the Spoleto Festival USA as Stephano in Roméo et Juliette. She has performed the title role in Cenerentola with Dallas Opera; Blanche in Dialogues des Carmelites with Palm Beach Opera; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Hawaii Opera Theater; In addition to Mme. Carre-Lamadon in The Greater Good, she also performed Lazuli in Chabrier’s L’Etoile and Minerva in Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria with Glimmerglass Opera.
Currently, Ms. Abraham is on the Pre-College and Continuing Education faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the collegiate faculty at California State University East Bay, and has a private studio in San Leandro. Her recordings can be heard on Signum Classics, Naxos American Classics, BIS Music, Arabesque Recordings, and BBC Music.