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ABOUT

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. Often described as possessing an "important" and "luscious" Verdian instrument by top coaches and conductors, her voice is particularly at home in the music of the bel canto, romantic and veristic periods.

This upcoming season, she will sing the title role in Puccini's SUOR ANGELICA with Bold City Opera. Highlights of recent seasons include a highly-praised portrayal of Rosalinde in Strauss II's DIE FLEDERMAUS, Zweite Dame in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, outreach work with Knoxville Opera, and an orchestral concert at the Ehrbarsaal in Vienna, Austria featuring arias and duets from NORMA and DON GIOVANNI, among other operas.

 

Christine has been engaged in several world premieres, most notably Marble City Opera's production of Pesci's ROYAL FLUSH, where she covered the role of Frankie. Other recent new-music credits include the Psychiatrist in Scurria's A SEVERED CHORD in Palm Beach, Florida, and Ms. Dara in AN EMBARRASSING POSITION in Knoxville, Tennessee.  International credits include La Ciesca in GIANNI SCHICCHI with both the Brancaleoni International Music Festival and the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival.

 

She was a participant in the 2022 Season’s Professional Artist Workshop at Gulfshore Opera and is an alum of both the Knoxville Opera Studio and the Palm Beach Opera Studio. Christine currently studies with Metropolitan Opera sopranos Jennifer Rowley and Kirsten Chambers. As a chosen participant of Jennifer Rowley's 2023 Aria Bootcamp at Sarasota Opera, she had the opportunity to work closely with celebrated coaches such as Gregory Buchalter, Lucy Tucker Yates, François Germain, Keith Chambers, and Susan Woodruff Versage.

 

Christine received her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and her Graduate Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy from the University of Tennessee College of Music in 2022. She attended Florida State University College of Music for her undergraduate work, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Music and Italian.

 

​ As a stage director, she enjoys coming up with innovative and experimental concepts that are as visually stimulating as they are aurally stimulating. Summer 2023 featured her return to Vienna, Austria, to direct the world premiere of A GIRL FROM IPANEMA by Brazilian composer Diogo Carvalho. Last season, she made her professional directing debut with the premiere of PLUTO by Michael J. Polo in both the United States and Austria. She has assistant directed for organizations including the Lakes Area Music Festival, Tennessee Opera Theatre, and the Vienna Summer Music Festival. ​

 

Christine is a proud member of the prestigious Society of Pi Kappa Lambda, which recognizes the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship. She maintains a private voice studio in Jacksonville, Florida, called The Alfano Voice Studio, and is a member of the Musical Theatre faculty at Florida School of the Arts.

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