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Christine Rice (Eduige)


Christine Rice’s operatic appearances have taken her to the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Opéra national de Paris; Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; Deutsche Oper, Berlin; Madrid’s Teatro Real; the Opernhaus Zürich; and the Glyndebourne and Salzburg festivals.

Her wide ranging repertoire includes the roles of Brangäne/Tristan und Isolde and Erda/Das Rheingold; Jezibaba/Rusalka; Judith/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle; the title role in Carmen; Giulietta Les contes d’Hoffmann; Marguerite/La damnation de Faust; Hänsel/Hänsel und Gretel; the title roles in Gloriana and The Rape of Lucretia; Dorabella/ Così fan tutte and Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni; Penelope/Il Ritorno d’Ulisse and Irene/Theodora, Ruggiero/Alcina, and the the title role in Ariodante. 

She created the roles of Miranda and Blanca in the world premieres of Adès’ The Tempest and The Exterminating Angel, and Ariadne in Birtwistle’s The Minotaur.

Highlights in Christine’s 2023–24 season include Auntie/Peter Grimes for the English National Opera; Blanca/The Exterminating Angel for the Opéra national de Paris; Hippolyta/A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Marchesa del Poggio in Rossini’s Un giorno di regno for Garsington Opera; and Eduige in the current international concert tour of Handel’s Rodelinda with The English Concert and Harry Bicket.

Rice also has a busy concert career, appearing throughout the UK, Europe, North America, and at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International and Aldeburgh festivals with conductors that include Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Andrew Davis, Edward Gardner, Fabio Luisi, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.