Vocalist - Soprano
Declared "radiant" by the Los Angeles Times and "Glamorous and melting of voice" by the Wall Street Journal, Christine Abraham has performed a varied operatic and orchestral repertoire to great artistic acclaim. Her successful career as a high mezzo-soprano included several soprano roles such as Valencienne in The Merry Widow with Utah Opera, Despina in Così fan tutte with Toledo Opera, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Tulsa Opera, and Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites with Palm Beach Opera. Ms. Abraham has now made the formal switch to soprano, adding many new soprano roles into her repertoire including Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Mimi in La bohème, the title role in Rusalka, and Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia.
“Baritone David Kravitz … in the lead role of Abraham … was partnered beautifully by the subtle, naturalistic performance of soprano Christine Abraham as Sarah, who brought the evening to a powerful close with her meditation on the kind of world into which she will be bringing her son.”
Under the inspirational artistic direction of Colin Graham, the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis enjoyed a reputation for fostering new work and young artists. Just before he died, in 2007, Graham adapted Tolstoy's novel (combining both the Levin and Anna narrative strands) for this skilful and effective opera, composed by David Carlson in a late romantic idiom somewhere between Puccini and Barber.