Christine Rice is one of the leading British mezzo sopanos of her generation. A regular performer at the major European opera houses including Covent Garden; the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; Frankfurt Opera; the Teatro Real, Madrid and English National Opera she has built a reputation both as a singing actress and a Handelian of the highest order.
For the Royal Opera, Covent Garden her roles have included Judith Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, Concepcion L’Heure Espagnol, Miranda Ades’ The Tempest the title role in The Rape of Lucretia, Sonyetka Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Ariadne in the world premiere of Birtwistle’s The Minotaur, Giulietta Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Maddalena Rigoletto and Carmen. For English National Opera her roles include Marguerite La damnation de Faust and Arsace Penelope. Other notable roles include Penelope Il Ritorno d’Ulisse for Frankfurt Opera; Dorabella Cosi fan tutte for Seattle Opera and the Bayerische Staatsoper; Diana La Calisto for Geneva Opera; Beatrice Beatrice et Benedict for the Opera Comique in Paris and the title roles of Ariodante and Rinaldo for the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Christine also has a very busy concert career, appearing throughout the UK, Europe, North America and at the BBC Promenade Concerts and Edinburgh International Festival working with conductors that include Antonio Pappano and Sir Charles Mackerras.