Mezzo Soprano Christine Antenbring has been admired throughout the world for the beauty of her voice, the incredible depth of her interpretations and the craft she brings to the stage. Her repertoire spans four centuries, in twelve different languages.
She has performed to critical acclaim in Canada, the United States and Europe at festivals and series including the New York Festival of Song, Theatre of Song (Washington), the Caramoor Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival, Les Nuits d’hiver au Château (Belgium), Spoleto Festival (Italy) and the Marlboro Music Festival. She has appeared multiple times in recitals at Carnegie Hall (Weill) as well as Stern Auditorium with the acclaimed Orchestra of St Luke’s. She has made several appearances with the New York Festival of Song, Steven Blier and Michael Barrett at the keyboard, with whom she celebrated the 80th anniversary of Ned Rorem in concerts from New York to Chicago, culminating in a performance of “Evidence of Things not Seen,” Rorem’s magnum opus.
After a child-rearing hiatus, Christine returned to the stage, appearing with Festival Chamber Music at Carnegie Hall (Weill) in March and October, 2013. A champion of Icelandic Art Song, Christine recently performed an all Icelandic program headlining the Menningarnótt Festival at the acclaimed Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland. Among other appearances this season, she performed in the Chapel Restoration Recital series (Cold Spring, NY), the Opera Gala for The Danbury Concert Association, and traveled to Monterrey, Mexico for a production of Sanson et Dalila with Opera Nuevo Leon.
Winner of the Grand Prize at the Bellini International Voice Competition and Premio Speciale of the IBLA Grand Prix, she was a also regional finalist in the Met National Council Auditions, finalist in the Connecticut Opera Guild Competition, winner of the Verdi Award at the Orpheus Vocal Competition; at the Liederkranz Competition, winner of the Edna Wells Luetz Memorial Scholarship. She was awarded first prize winner of the prestigious Joy in Singing Competition.
Christine Antenbring was born in Winnipeg, Canada, into a family where singing was omnipresent: her grandmother Elma Gislason was a noted Icelandic composer and choral conductor, as well as an active soprano and teacher. Alongside musical studies in piano, Christine graduated with an honours degree in Economics from the University of Winnipeg before pursuing vocal studies at Indiana University with renowned Romanian soprano Virginia Zeani. Christine and her family divide their time between Winnipeg and NYC.