Soprano Christine Taylor Price, from Tulsa, Oklahoma is currently in the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies (ADOS) program of the Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at the Juilliard School, where Ms. Price also earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance in 2016. The ADOS program, an intensive two-year advanced studies for highly gifted and experienced singers at the post-Master’s level, is led by mentors and lead teachers Stephen Wadsworth and Mary Birnbaum.
In 2018 at Juilliard, Ms. Price was Frau Fluth in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Otto Nicolai directed by John Giamperto and conducted by Maestro Teddy Poll and covered the role of Aricie in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie. In 2017, she performed Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera under the baton of Joseph Colaneri, directed by Mary Birnbaum, and performed the role of the Governess in The Turn of the Screw at Opera Columbus directed by Stephen Wadsworth and conducted by Steven Osgood. Price also was a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the soloist for the Juilliard Orchestra performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in Alice Tully Hall, conducted by Edward Gardner, chief conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norway. Ms. Price sang the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at Opera in Williamsburg, Virginia, with Jorge Parodi conducting. She was featured in the New York Festival of Song’s, Caramoor’s Vocal Rising Star as well as “Protest”, Steven Blier at the piano. During her time at Juilliard, Ms. Price has participated in many live-streamed masterclasses with Fabio Luisi, Emmanuel Villaume, Pablo Heras-Casado, Joyce Di Donatto and Gerald Finley.
In 2017, Ms. Price will be soloist for the Juilliard Orchestra performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in Alice Tully Hall, conducted by Edward Gardner, chief conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norway. She is featured in the New York Festival of Song’s, Caramoor’s Vocal Rising Star production at Caramoor’s Rosen House in Northern Westchester County and at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, Steven Blier, pianist. On March 16, Ms. Price will sing in a Master Class at Juilliard with Emmanuel Villaume, live-streamed from Paul Hall, Juilliard. In April Ms. Price will sing the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at Opera in Williamsburg, Virginia, Jorge Parodi conducting. Ms. Price will also be part of the 2017 Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in June. In September, Ms. Price will be starring as the Governess in The Turn of the Screw in the Opera Columbus production, Stephen Wadsworth, Director.
Ms. Price performed the title role of Pamina in Juilliard’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, conducted by David Stern and directed by Mary Birnbaum. In May 2016, Ms. Price proudly made her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the Cecelia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro conducting. She performed Mozart’s “Bastien und Bastienne,” at the San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival, The Balboa Theatre, with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Michael Francis, conductor.
In 2015-16, Ms. Price was featured soprano soloist in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat as part of the Music Before 1800 series, accompanied by the Juilliard 415 Orchestra and the Choir of Corpus Christi Church, conducted by Richard Egarr and directed by Louise Basbas. Ms. Price was also a featured soloist in Music Sacra’s Songs of the Divine: a capella Masterworks including the Deutsche Motette under the baton of Maestro Kent Tritle at St. John The Divine Cathedral, New York City. In December of 2015, Ms. Price was selected to sing in mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato’s live-streamed master class at the Juilliard School.
2014-2015 accomplishments include Songfest at Alice Tully Hall, curated by the Marcus Institute, accompanied by Juilliard Artistic Director and pianist Brian Zeger, featuring music set to the texts of Charles Baudelaire. Ms. Price sang Lucia in Juilliard’s production of Britten´s The Rape of Lucretia, and was a featured soloist in Argento’s Six Elizabethan Songs with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida, conducted by Joseph Peters and directed by Mary Birnbaum. She sang Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert at Avery Fischer Hall, Courtney Lewis conducting. By special invitation Ms. Price sang in a master class for the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera under the guidance of legendary soprano Renata Scotto.
In summer 2015, Christine was a studio artist at Wolf Trap Opera performing Lucien in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and covered the role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.
Ms. Price received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she sang the title roles in the Manhattan Summer Voice Festival Production of Cavalli’s La Calisto and the Manhattan School of Music Senior Opera production of La Doriclea. In 2012, She made her Alice Tully Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Juilliard pre-college orchestra conducted by Adam Glaser.
A graduate of the Juilliard Pre-College Division, Ms. Price studies voice at Juilliard with Edith Wiens. Previous teachers include Pamela Armstrong, Lorraine Nubar, Ashley Putnam, and Joan Patenaude-Yarnell.