Through Bellissima Opera Outreach, an organization she founded, Christine Steyer brings classical music to local youth in under-served areas. Steyer is president of Working In Concert, as well as artistic director of Bellissima Opera. Bellissima’s primary project is Tales of Transcendence, a new opera suite by composer David Shenton. Christine was featured on WFMT’s program Whole Notes: Music of Healing and Peace, performing the aria “Red” from the opera Future Perfect.
Soprano Steyer is the recent recipient of national performance awards including the American Prize Chicago Oratorio/Opera Award and Johnny Mercer Award, Steyer has performed principal roles in Madama Butterfly and Violetta in La Traviata. She is a chorister at Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Steyer has collaborated with numerous poets and musicians to publish Six Songs for Soprano and is collaborating with French piantist, Jean-Claude Orfali, on a book of original cabaret songs. She toured the U.K. with Chamber Opera Chicago’s Persuasion and France with the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion.
Steyer teaches voice privately and is an adjunct faculty member at Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois.