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Christine Brewer



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GRAMMY® Award-winning American soprano Christine Brewer’s appearances in opera, concert, and recital are marked by her own unique timbre, at once warm and brilliant, combined with a vibrant personality and emotional honesty reminiscent of the great sopranos of the past. Named one of the top twenty sopranos of all time by BBC Music Magazine, she is a highly sought-after stage and recording artist. Christine Brewer’s engagements have included the gala concerts to re-open the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (under Bernard Haitink), Britten’sWar Requiem in Rome with Antonio Pappano and she has forged strong links with the BBC Proms, most notably with performances of Wagner’s Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung and Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder under Donald Runnicles, and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony under Sir Simon Rattle. She has also performed in concert with Pierre Boulez, James Levine, James Conlon, Michael Tilson Thomas, Mariss Jansons, David Robertson, Alan Gilbert, Richard Hickox, Christoph Eschenbach, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. On the opera stage, Brewer is highly regarded for her striking portrayal of the title rôle in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, which she has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Théâtre du Châtelet, Santa Fe Opera, English National Opera, and Opera Theater of St. Louis. Attracting glowing reviews with each rôle, she has performed Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at San Francisco Opera, Gluck’s Alceste with Santa Fe Opera, the Dyer’s Wife in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten at Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Paris Opéra, and Lady Billows in Britten’s Albert Herring at Santa Fe Opera. She is also admired for her work on lesser-known operas, which has seen her take on the title rôles in Gluck’sIphigénie en Tauride with the Edinburgh Festival, the Rio de Janeiro Opera, and Madrid Opera and Strauss’s Die ägyptische Helena with the Santa Fe Opera.

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Genre: Classical, Sacred, Symphonic
Mood: Melancholic
Instrumental: Yes
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