Praised by Opera News for her “crystalline purity” and “fierce feminine pride,” soprano Christine Taylor Price has established herself as an up-and-coming performer of a broad range of repertoires. Equally at home on opera and musical theatre stages, upcoming engagements include performances with Opera in Williamsburg and Ohio Light Opera. From the stage to the concert hall, Price has invigorated audiences with her musicality and love of story-telling which “seems to come as much from the heart as from the vocal cords.”
On the operatic stage, Christine most recently debuted Adina in L’elisir d’Amore at Opera in Williamsburg under the baton of Jorge Parodi. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Price was seen as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Frau Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera and Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia, the last of which received praise in Opera News for her “fresh lyric soprano.”
With the San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival, Christine performed the title role in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne. Her affinity for Mozart has also culminated in performances as Susanna with the Norwalk Symphony and Papagena with the Indianapolis Symphony. By special invitation, Ms. Price sang in a master class for the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera under the guidance of legendary soprano Renata Scotto.
She went on to join young artists from Lindemann for a special recital at the Park Avenue Armory. She was seen with the New World Symphony as Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge under the direction of long-time collaborator and mentor Mary Birnbaum.
As a studio artist at Wolf Trap Opera, Christine performed Lucien in The Ghosts of Versailles and covered the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. As a Gerdine Young Artist at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Price covered as Servilia in La clemenza di Tito and joined members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for a concert of opera scenes. Christine premiered the title role in Aaron Severini’s Echo and Narcissus with ShoutHouse at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and National Sawdust. At Opera Columbus, Price sang Governess in The Turn of the Screw in a new production directed by Stephen Wadsworth and conducted by Steven Osgood.
Christine’s love for American musical theatre has culminated in a recent debut in The Sound of Music with Paper Mill Playhouse. As an alumnus of the Schwab Vocal Rising Stars at Caramoor, Christine joined conductor Curt Ebersole for a program of Sondheim songs. She recently debuted her one-woman show entitled The Price of Love with pianist Adam Rothenberg. The autobiographical cabaret followed her decades-long story of finding love in New York City through golden-age and contemporary musical theatre.
Ms. Price was a featured soloist in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat as part of the Music Before 1800 series alongside Juilliard415 and conductor Richard Egarr. She was also a featured soloist in Music Sacra’s Songs of the Divine, joining maestro Kent Tritle for Strauss’s Deutsche Motette at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine. She sang Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert at Avery Fischer Hall, a piece which she also sang under the baton of Alan Gilbert with the Juilliard Orchestra.
Christine joined Edward Gardner and the Juilliard Orchestra for a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in Alice Tully Hall. Ms. Price proudly made her Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the Cecelia Chorus of New York and Mark Shapiro in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. She joined the Portland Baroque Orchestra and conductor Paul Agnew for Handel’s Messiah. Again with the New World Symphony, she sang Argento’s Six Elizabethan Songs.
On the recital stage, Christine has enjoyed close collaborations with Steven Blier and the New York Festival of Song. With NYFOS, Christine has been seen in programs at Caramoor,