Praised for her "enticing strength and marvelous vocal character" (Arts Knoxville), Christine Alfano's powerful and sparkling voice has charmed audiences at home and abroad. She has sung a variety of roles, but is particularly at home in the music of the romantic and veristic periods.
Christine was raised in Boca Raton, Florida, where she stumbled onto her love of opera after participating in the Palm Beach Opera Studio during their 2013-2014 season. Since then, she has performed in concerts and productions with organizations including Gulfshore Opera, Knoxville Opera, Marble City Opera, Tennessee Opera Theatre, Voices of the Valiant, Florida State Opera, the Vienna Summer Music Festival, the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival, Harrower Summer Opera, and the Brancaleoni International Music Festival. Major voice teachers include Dr. Carole Clifford, Dr. Kimberly Roberts, Daniel Belcher, and Kirsten Chambers.
As a stage director, she enjoys coming up with innovative and experimental concepts that are as visually stimulating as they are aurally stimulating. She has worked on the production side of opera with companies including the Vienna Summer Music Festival, Lakes Area Music Festival, Marble City Opera, Druid City Opera, VolOpera, and Tennessee Opera Theatre. Summer 2022 featured her international directing debut in Vienna, Austria, with the world premiere of Michael Polo's Pluto.
In 2022, Christine co-founded Bold City Opera in Jacksonville, Florida, with conductor Brandon Michael Smith. The company aims to provide opportunities to local and regional professional musicians, as well as emerging artists.
She attended Florida State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Italian with honors. She received her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Tennessee, along with a Graduate Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy.
Christine Alfano's performance resume and directing resume are available upon request.