"Brewer's voice is big but pure, golden of tone, flawlessly produced and capable of great subtleties as well as great volume - puts her in the top tier of today's artists." - Musical America
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.
On the opera stage, Ms. Brewer is highly regarded for her striking portrayal of the title role in Strauss' 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. Earning critical acclaim with each role, she 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' Die Frau Ohne Schatten at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Paris Opera.
Ms. Brewer has frequently collaborated with many of the greatest conductors of the day including Pierre BoulezJames Conlon, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Simon Rattle,Donald Runnicles, Robert Shaw, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas.
Frequently sought after to sing the great symphonic works of Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, Mahler, Beethoven, Strauss, Wagner, Janáček, and Britten, Ms. Brewer has sung with the philharmonics of New York and Los Angeles, and the orchestras of Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., St. Louis, San Francisco, Boston, and Dallas. In Europe, she counts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Staatskapelle Berlin, as regular partners.
Ms. Brewer can be heard on the labels Hyperion, Naxos, Chandos, Telarc in repertoire ranging from Mozart, Schubert and Strauss to Barber, Britten and Wagner with the finest orchestras and notable conductors. Many have been nominated and won prestigious awards, as well as garnered great critical acclaim.
Comprehensive performance and career information may be found at www.christinebrewer.com.