A Verdi Bizet start to the season!

Christine Rice begins the new season in style.

Congratulations to Christine Rice who has had a wonderful start to her 2012/13 season with prestigious concerts in Philadelphia and New York, followed by the starring role and her house debut for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin’s Carmen.

Christine performed Verdi’s Requiem with a distinguished cast including Mikhail Petrenko, under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin who was celebrating the beginning of his tenure as the Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The New York Times commented that Christine sang “…with lovely tone [and] fine expressivity…” whilst The Huffington Post said that her “warmth and musicality were matched by a sensitive intelligence and keen commitment to ensemble.”.

There was no time to rest on her laurels however since she is now reprising her hugely successful portrayal of Carmen in Berlin.

Christine will take part in the Wigmore Hall’s Britten Centenary celebrations this December and will also participate in concerts in Manchester, London, Bergen, Rotterdam and Leipzig. This season also sees Christine make three appearances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in The Minotaur, Capriccio and in her role debut as Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlo

Brava and bon courage!

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