Medora, Il Corsaro
Soprano, Christine Arand, a graduate of Northwestern University and The Juilliard School, began her career in Europe and the United States creating the leading role of Lise in the world premiere of LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES by Philip Glass directed by Susan Marshall.
Christine’s operatic roles include Antonia in LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (Hawaii Opera Theater), Armida in RINALDO, Cecilio in LUCIO SILLA (Chicago Opera Theater) Salomé in HERODIADE, Liù in 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), Nanetta in FALSTAFF (Pine Mountain Music Festival), Zdenka in ARABELLA (San Francisco Opera), Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Arizona Opera and Fort Worth Opera), Poppea in L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA and Cherubino in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Juilliard Opera Center).
Described as an “Up-and-Coming Diva” by The New York Times, Christine made her debut on Broadway in LA BOHEME ON BROADWAY directed by Baz Luhrmann singing Musetta and appeared in David Leveaux’s Tony-award-winning NINE as Maria. In Paris, at the Théȃtre du Chȃtelet, Christine played Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen’s new production of MY FAIR LADY and portrayed both Maria Rainer and the Baroness in Emilio Sagi’s new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. At the Lincoln Center Theater, she performed Yvette Guilbert in Martha Clarke’s BELLE EPOQUE.
Christine has also appeared in concert at Lincoln Center in Orff’s CARMINA BURANA, Mozart’s REQUIEM at David Geffen Hall and premiered Tan Dun’s LAMENT: AUTUMN WIND and Berg’s CANTATA NO. 2 in Alice Tully Hall. She also made her Carnegie Hall debut in the world premiere of David Childs’ REQUIEM.