Praised for her vocal clarity, crystalline coloratura, and abundant musicality, Lebanese-American soprano Christine Honein has been featured on stages in the United States and the Middle East performing concert work as well as opera. Most recently, Christine performed the roles of the Second Woman and the First Witch in the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado’s production of Dido and Aeneas.
In the Fall of 2019, Christine was the featured soloist in Imant Raminsh’s Missa Brevis with the ASTER choir and CU Women’s choir, and premiered the role of Miriam in a workshop of the chamber opera Friday After Friday, by Leanna Kirchoff, which addresses Syrian women’s unique experiences of living through the war crisis. In November, Christine appeared in Boulder Opera’s Carmen Highlights as Frasquita. In 2018, Christine performed the role of Maria in Eklund Opera’s production of West Side Story. Christine made her debut with the company the previous Spring, playing the role of Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante.
Following that, Christine premiered selections from “Art Songs in Arabic” on poems by Said Akl, set to music by Lebanese composer Iyad Kanaan. Born in Lebanon to a Lebanese mother and father, Christine spent her formative years in Beirut and Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Music, and from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Master of Music. Christine hopes to continue using music to express, expose, and bridge the beautiful and rich cultures of the world.