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Christine Rice

Mezzo-soprano

Christine Rice was born and educated in Manchester and read physics at Balliol College, Oxford, before entering the RNCM.

Currently for ENO: Federica Luisa Miller

Previously for ENO: Olga, Rosina, Nerone Agrippina, Arsace Partenope, Suzuki, Zenobia Radamisto, Marguerite Damnation of Faust, Muse/Niklausse Tales of Hoffmann, Dorabella, Donna Elvira.

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Judith Bluebeard’s Castle, Miranda The Tempest, Emilia Otello, Lucretia, Sonyetka Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Maddalena, Giulietta Contes d’Hoffmann, Ariadne The Minotaur, Carmen, Hänsel, Jenny The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Blanca The Exterminating Angel (ROH); Ariodante, Rinaldo, Dorabella (Bayerische Staatsoper); Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Penelope Il ritorno d’Ulisse, Ruggiero Alcina (Teatro Real, Madrid); Carmen (Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Zürich); Mercédès, Lucretia (Glyndebourne); Béatrice (Paris, Opéra Comique, Luxembourg); La Calisto (Geneva); Rosina, Amaltea Mosè in Egitto (WNO); Hansel, Giulietta, Blanca (Metropolitan Opera); Blanca (Salzburg Festival). Concert engagements include Boston Symphony Orchestra/Nelsons, Concert d’Astrée/Haïm, OAE/Rattle, SCO/Mackerras, LPO/Gardner, Philadelphia Orchestra/Nézet-Séguin and premiere of Harbison’s Closer to My Own Life (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra).

Recordings include: Annio La clemenza di Tito (DG/Mackerras), Respighi’s Il tramonto (EMI/Pappano) and a recital disc with Roger Vignoles (EMI).

Forthcoming engagements include: Elijah (Orchestre de Paris and Daniel Harding); Marchesa Un giorno di regno (Garsington) and Muse Les contes d’Hoffmann (ROH).

Last updated: 21st February 2020