Described as an “Up-and-Coming Diva” by The New York Times, soprano Christine Arand began her professional career in Europe creating the leading role of ‘Lise’ with Philip Glass in his premiere of Les Enfants Terribles. Christine performed in the original production, touring throughout Europe and the United States and is featured on the original cast recording.
Christine made her debut on Broadway in the Tony-Award winning, “La bohème on Broadway” directed by Baz Luhrmann. Making her next stop on Broadway, she joined the star-studded cast of Nine, also a Tony-Award Winner. At Lincoln Center Theater, Christine appeared as the French chanteuse Yvette Gilbert, in Martha Clarke’s Belle Epoque. In Paris, with the Théȃtre du Chȃtelet, Christine performed Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen’s production of My Fair Lady, and portrayed both Maria and the Baroness in Emilio Sagi’s The Sound of Music in back-to-back performances over four seasons. A frequent recitalist, Christine returned to Théȃtre du Chȃtelet for their ‘Artist Recital Series’ singing a recital of American Song.
In concert, at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, Christine sang the Soprano Soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana and Mozart’s Requiem. She has performed several world premieres including Tan Dun’s Lament: Autumn Wind and sung Berg’s Cantata No. 2 at Alice Tully Hall. Christine also made her Carnegie Hall debut in the premiere of Requiem by David Childs.
This season, The New York Times praised Christine for her “fiery and statuesque” Armida in Rinaldo for the New York Opera Fest. At the Chicago Opera Theater, she performed Cecilia in Mozart’s Lucio Silla in which Opera News lauded: “Christine Arand delivered another convincingly masculine impersonation, and coursed though the difficult display with remarkable assurance.” Most recently, Christine sang Antonia in Les contes d’Hoffmann with Hawaii Opera Theater.
Her other roles include Salomé in Massenet’s Herodiade; Liù in Puccini’s Turandot and Micaëla in Carmen (Dorset Opera, UK); Gilda in Rigoletto and Violetta in La traviata (Kimmel Center, Philadelphia); Tiny in Paul Bunyan (Glimmerglass Opera and New York City Opera); the title role of Agrippina (Teatro Massimo, Palermo); Zdenka in Arabella (San Francisco Opera); Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (Arizona Opera and Fort Worth Opera); Laurie in Copland’s The Tender Land; Baby Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe; and Mimi and Musetta in La bohème in concert with Glimmerglass Opera.