Christine Buras


Soprano Christine Buras is a versatile artist, equally happy on the operatic and concert stages, whose repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary performance art. She received her BA in Music History and Theory from the University of Chicago, and subsequently undertook her vocal training at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London. She currently studies with Pamela Kuhn. Operatic roles include both Susanna and Contessa Almaviva (Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro / Kennet Opera, Fortismere Festival Orchestra), Cupid (Purcell King Arthur / Dartington International Festival), Suor Dolcina and La Prima Sorella Cercatrice (Puccini Suor Angelica / Royal Academy Opera), Hélène (Chabrier Une Éducation Manquée / Pop-Up Opera), Lucy (Menotti The Telephone / Salon Opera), Theodora (Handel Theodora / Benslow Opera), and Belinda (Purcell Dido and Aeneas / Indiana University). In concert she has performed as soloist in works including the Bach St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, and B minor mass; Handel Messiah and Samson; Mozart Exsultate jubilate, Requiem, and C minor mass; Haydn Creation; Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem; Mendelssohn Elijah; and the Verdi Requiem. She is a founding member of the award-winning Ensemble x.y, a contemporary mixed chamber ensemble, as well as x.y song, a group of singers and pianist who together endeavour to commission and perform contemporary Art Song. 

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