Praised for her vocal clarity, crystalline coloratura, and abundant musicality, Lebanese-American soprano Christine Honein has been featured on the stages of the United States and the Middle East. In December 2019, Christine will be the soprano soloist with the Lebanese Philharmonic under the baton of Harout Fazlian for a Christmas concert. In November, Christine will be featured in Boulder Opera’s Carmen highlights as Frasquita. Other appearances include a concert tour in Florida featuring music from her recently released album titled “Road to Light.”
Most recently, Christine performed the role of Maria in Eklund Opera’s production of West Side Story. Christine made her debut with the company in 2018, playing the role of Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante. In February 2019, Christine premiered selections from Leanna Kirchoff’s opera Friday after Friday, an opera that addresses Syrian women’s unique experiences of living through the war crisis. In April 2019, Christine premiered selections from Art Songs in Arabic on Poems by Said Akl, by Lebanese composer Iyad Kanaan.
Christine enjoys performing a wide variety of music, including Baroque. She has been a featured soloist with the CU Early Music Ensemble, and covered the soprano solos of Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Boulder Bach Festival last fall.
Christine discovered her love for teaching voice as a graduate student taking pedagogy classes at CU Boulder. Every student brings a unique set of skills and needs to the table, Christine believes the best method of teaching is a flexible one, that caters to the student’s needs and goals. Teaching music is not only about notes and rhythms; it involves teaching the whole student. By taking voice lessons, the student will develop their singing skills as well as their listening skills, multi-tasking, working with others, and creative skills.