Christine Brewer | Webster University

Christine Brewer

Visiting Professor of Voice

Christine Brewer with other panelists at a master class.Grammy® Award winning American soprano Christine Brewer's appearances in opera, concert and recital are marked with 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. Her range, golden tone, boundless power, and control make her a favorite of the stage as well as a sought-after recording artist. At Webster University, Ms. Brewer teaches master classes each term, and speaks annually in a popular lecture series.

On the opera stage, Ms. Brewer is highly regarded for her striking portrayal of the title role in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, which she has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Théâtre du Châtelet, the Santa Fe Opera, the English National Opera, and the Opera Theater of St. Louis. Garnering critical acclaim with each role, Ms. Brewer has performed Wagner's Tristan und Isolde at the San Francisco Opera, Gluck's Alceste with the Santa Fe Opera, the Dyer's Wife in Strauss's Die Frau Ohne Schattenat the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Paris Opera, and Lady Billows in Britten's Albert Herring at the Santa Fe Opera and in San Francisco. She is also celebrated for her work on lesser known operas such as the title roles in Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride with the Edinburgh Festival, the Rio de Janeiro Opera, and Madrid Opera and Strauss's Die ägyptische Helenawith the Santa Fe Opera.

A stunning recitalist, in addition to her many appearances at Carnegie and Wigmore Halls, Ms. Brewer has graced Lincoln Center's “Art of the Song” series at Alice Tully Hall. Other appearances include the Kennedy Center in Washington. D.C., Spivey Hall in Georgia, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Mondavi Center in California. Her unique voice has been featured at the Gilmore, Ravinia, and Cleveland Art Song festivals.

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