Christman, soprano, made her
Peter Davis of New York Magazine has called Ms. Christman’s singing “dazzling.” Daniel Webster of The Philadelphia Enquirer called her “a polished stylist with a gleaming voice.” Martin Mayer of Opera Magazine referred to Ms. Christman as, “the mistress of a fioratura the others did not attempt.” Ms. Christman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Liederkranz Vocal Competition, which sponsored her in performance at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the New York Oratorio Competition, second place, the New Jersey State Opera competition, the coveted Puccini Foundation Award, and the Baltimore Opera Competition. She also received a Sullivan Grant for Study.
Ms. Christman has sung leading roles with opera companies including Dallas Opera, Michigan Opera, Dayton Opera, Teatro Municipal (Santiago, Chile), New Jersey State Opera, New York City Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Mississippi Opera, Opera Camerata of Washington, Toledo Opera (a performance with Renee Fleming), Opera Pacific, Pittsburgh Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Connecticut Opera, L’Opera de Montreal, The Summer Opera Theater and Florentine Opera. She has soloed with major symphony orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Duluth-Superior Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Opera Orchestra of New York, Miami Symphony, Erie Symphony, Bridgeport Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Washington Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Orchestra, Spokane Symphony, Alexandria Symphony and Arlington Symphony. Ms. Christman has soloed under the baton of such conductors as Julius Rudel, Eduardo Muller, Alfredo Silipigni, Wolfgang Rennert, Hans Allers, Steven Larsen, Richard Lert, Yakov Kreizburg, Gustave Meier and Murry Sidlin. She has performed with many leading artists such as Jerome Hines, Pablo Elvira, Jerry Hadley, Renée Fleming and Carlo Bergonzi at Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Christman has been a guest soloist at The White House and a recitalist in numerous Artist Series including the National Gallery of Art. She was privileged to present the Washington premiere of John Corigliano’s new song cycle, The Tambourine Man, at the request of the composer, first with National Musical Arts and then for the Cosmos Club Artist Series. Finally, she performed it with the Alexandria Symphony under the direction of Maestro Kim Allen Kluge, by special commission of the orchestra.
has been a soloist many times at the
has taught and aided in the development of the careers of a number of emerging
talents, including Patrick Carfizzi (Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera),
Fabiana Bravo (New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera),
Maureen Francis (Los Angeles Opera, Lincoln Center Festival), Brian Cali (Los
Angeles Opera Young Artist Program with Placido Domingo) and Susan Wheeler
(Augusta Opera, Baltimore Opera). Her students
sing professionally in regional opera companies and in musical theater across
the country, such as Charlie Hagerty (Les
Miserables at The Kennedy Center) and John Boag (The Producers at the