Christine Free

Undergraduate Discipline


BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. MM, DMA, Stony Brook University. A mezzo-soprano, Free is distinguished as a concert soloist and operatic performer, navigating baroque, classical, and contemporary works with ease. Featured roles include Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, Miriam in Hoiby’s The Scarf, Roméo in I Capuleti e i Montechhi, and the American premieres of Antioco in Stradella’s La Forza Dell’Amor Paterno and Mother in Mark Anthony Turnage’s Greek. She has performed nationally and internationally, notably at the Boston and Amherst Early Music Festivals, and with LoftOpera, Stony Brook Opera, Biber Baroque, and Brandywine Baroque. She has been on the faculty and conducted the choirs at City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College, and Brooklyn College Conservatory Preparatory Center. She is deeply interested in the connection between music and movement and that relationship in music education; she has presented on this topic at Berklee College of Music and CUNY Brooklyn College. SLC, 2019-

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Chamber Choir


Chamber Choir meets twice a week. Audition required.

Early madrigals and motets and contemporary works especially suited to a small number of voices will form the body of this group’s repertoire. The ensemble will perform winter and spring concerts.