“...particularly with Christine Arand in a lovely portrayal of Antonia. She’s weak in body but strong in love for Hoffmann and for music, and Arand’s warm, sweet soprano left one the feeling that she’s “the one who got away.” -Star-Advertiser

Soprano, Christine Arand, a graduate from Northwestern University and The Juilliard School, began her professional career in Europe creating the leading role of Lise in Philip Glass’ “Les Enfants Terribles”  directed by Susan Marshall.  Christine performed alongside Philip Glass, touring throughout Europe and the United States and recorded the original cast recording.

This season, The New York Times praised Christine for her "fiery and statuesque" Armida in "Rinaldo" for the New York OperaFest and with Chicago Opera Theater, she performed Cecilio in Mozart's "Lucio SIlla" which Opera News lauded;  "Christine Arand delivered another convincingly masculine impersonation, and coursed through the difficult display writing with remarkable assurance."  She was the soprano soloist in “Carmina Burana” with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and most recently as Antonia in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” with Hawaii Opera Theater.

With the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Christine performed Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen’s new production of “My Fair Lady” and portrayed both Maria and the Baroness in Emilio Sagi’s “The Sound of Music” in back-to-back performances.  She returned to Châtelet in their Artist Recital Series to sing a program of American Song. 

“La Bohème on Broadway” directed by Baz Luhrmann brought Christine to Broadway where she sang Musetta.  Following in her next Broadway show, the Tony Award Winning Best Musical, “Nine”, she sang Maria directed by David Leveaux at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.  Also, Christine appeared as the french chanteuse, Yvette Guilbert in Martha Clarke’s “Belle Epoque” at the Lincoln Center Theater and was featured in “Kismet” and “Face the Music” with Broadway’s widely acclaimed City Center Encores!

Christine’s other roles include Salomé in Massenet's “Hérodiade”, Liù in Puccini’s “Turandot” and Micaëla in “Carmen” (Dorset Opera, UK), Gilda in “Rigoletto” and Violetta in “La Traviata” (Kimmel Center, Philadelphia), Tiny in Britten’s “Paul Bunyan” (Glimmerglass Opera and New York City Opera) the title role of “Agrippina” (Teatro Massimo, Palermo), Nanetta in “Falstaff” (Pine Mountain Music Festival),  Zdenka in “Arabella” (San Francisco Opera),  Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” (Arizona Opera and Fort Worth Opera), Poppea in "L'incoronazione di Poppea" (Juilliard Opera Center), Laurie in Copland’s “The Tender Land”, Baby Doe in "The Ballad of Baby Doe", Konstanze in “Abduction from the Seraglio” (Connecticut),  Marguerite in "Faust", Mimi and Musetta in "La Bohème" in concert with Glimmerglass.

At Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, Christine sang the Soprano soloist in Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and Mozart’s “Requiem”.  She has performed several world premieres at Alice Tully Hall including Tan Dun’s “Lament: Autumn Wind”.  In her Carnegie Hall debut, she premiered “Requiem” by David Childs.