Christine Brewer was born in Illinois and began her professional career with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. This season her engagements include Britten’s Albert Herring with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs in Tokyo with Jonathan Nott. She will return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for The Sound of Music and to the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Mme. Lidoine in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites. She recently sang in the world premiere of Douglas J. Cuomo’s Doubt for Minnesota Opera. Ms. Brewer has appeared in concert in the US with the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, the Los Angeles and New York philharmonics, and the Saint Louis, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, and New World symphonies. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 1994 and sang Britten’s War Requiem with the SFS in 2002.
Her many recordings include Don Giovanni under Charles Mackerras, Barber’s Vanessa under Leonard Slatkin, Fidelio with Colin Davis, Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos under Richard Armstrong and Four Last Songs with Donald Runnicles, Britten’s War Requiem with Kurt Masur, Verdi’s Requiem under Colin Davis, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony under Simon Rattle, and Schubert and Strauss recitals. Ms. Brewer is the recipient of the BBC Radio 3 Listener’s Award of the 2008 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.