Noted for her crystalline voice and superb musicianship, soprano Christine Brandes brings her committed artistry to repertoire ranging from the seventeenth century to newly composed works. She has appeared with many of the finest orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York, Houston, Tokyo, Detroit, Minnesota, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Toronto and St. Louis, as well as the National Symphony, and with such conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Sir Charles Mackerras, Hans Graf, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Nicholas McGegan, Kent Nagano, and Peter Oundjian, among many others. On the operatic stage Brandes has appeared with the San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, pera Company of Philadelphia, New York City Opera, Minnesota Opera, San Diego Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Glimmerglass Opera, and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis in operas of Handel, Mozart, Monteverdi, Britten, Bolcom, Gl├╝ck and Verdi. She has recorded for EMI/Virgin, BMG, harmonia mundi, Koch, Bridge and Dorian.

[from program for May 15, 2017 concert]