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Christine Antenbring
mezzo-soprano

 

Ms. Antenbring was born into a musical family in Winnipeg, Canada, and is hailed by the international press for her magnificent voice, superb timbre and intense temperament. She has receivd ovations for her performances in song recitals and festivals in Canada, the United States, Italy and Belgium as well as high acclaim for her performances of Ottavia in Montevrdi’s Il Coronazione di Poppea, Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther. She has performed the Brahms Alto Rhapsody, Haendel’s Messiah, Jeanne D’Arc au Bucher (Honegger), Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler), Les nuits d’ete (Berlioz) and the Durufle Requiem. Other concert works included in her repertoire are Das Lied von der Erde and Kindertotenlieder of Mahler; and Ravel’s Sheherazade. Miss Antenbring worked with special needs children while studying Economics at the University of Winnipeg when she first began to sing. After graduating with honors she went on to the Performer Diploma Program at Indiana University, under the direction of renowned soprano Virginia Zeani and American mezzo soprano Martha Lipton. Finalist and winner of the Verdi Award at the 2000 Orpheus Vocal Competition, finalist and winner of the Edna Wells Luetz Memorial Scholarship at the 1999 Liederkranz Competition in New York, and winner of the 1999 Bellini International Voice Competition, she was also awarded the Commune di Santa Croce Premio Speciale Award at the 1999 Ibla Grand Prix. She has been a regional finalist in both the 2000 and 2001 Metropolitan Opera Competitions.. Upcoming performances include the role of Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di Ponto (New York Chamber Opera). She currently studies with soprano Sheri Greenawald.