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Christine Rice


Christine Rice studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. 

Her many operatic roles include the title role in Carmen, Kostelnicka Jenufa, Jezibaba Rusalka, Giulietta Les Contes d’Hoffman, Emilia Otello, the title role in The Rape of Lucretia, Sonyetka Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Blanca The Exterminating Angel, Judith Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, Maddalena Rigoletto and Jenny Smith in Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; and two world premieres: Ariadne in Birtwistle’s The Minotaur and Miranda in Ades’ The Tempest all at Covent Garden. She made her debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Hansel and Giulietta Les contes d’Hoffmann and has appeared at many of the world’s leading opera houses, including the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Teatro Real Madrid, Dutch National Opera, Teatro di San Carlo, Seattle Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Zurich, Geneva, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Glyndebourne Festival Opera.  

Christine’s concert appearances include Verdi’s Requiem with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, St John Passion with Sir Simon Rattle and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, L’Enfance du Christ with John Nelson and Das Lied von der Erde in Porto.  

Future and recent engagements include Suzuki Madama Butterfly at the ROH, Erda Das Rheingold at English National Opera, Jezibaba Rusalka at Garsington and Edinburgh Festival, Kostelnicka Jenufa in Rouen, Britten’s Phaedra at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, L’Enfance du Christ in Lyon, Messiah in a Deborah Warner production in Lyon and Federica Luisa Miller at the English National Opera. Further future projects include returns to the Opéra de Paris and English National Opera.  

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