Kimberly Christie, soprano, was praised by the Washington Post for her “uninhibited movement and shining vocal abilities” as Ernestine in M. Choufleuri restera chez lui le with Bel Cantanti Opera. Also with Bel Cantanti, Ms. Christie has performed the role of Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, which was hailed by Maurice Saylor as “one of the great joys of the opera” and her aria, “a wild ride that brought down the house.” In fall 2012, the Baltimore Sun said of her Adelaide in Guys & Dolls with the Annapolis Chorale, “Adelaide was made irresistible by Kimberly Christie who proved triply skilled as a singer, dancer and comedienne shining in ‘Adelaide’s lament.’ She made her debut with the Annapolis Chorale earlier that year as Bonnie in Anything Goes! and had the great pleasure of performing with them again as a soloist in JS Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Ms. Christie most recently sang her very first Handel’s Messiah with the Frederick Chamber Singers of Frederick, MD, and then with the Long Island Choral Society. She has enjoyed a wonderful season as LICS’s artist-in-residence, first singing soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria followed by the Messiah and, to complete her residency, will sing Mozart’s Requiem in March. This past December also saw Ms. Christie singing with the Kennett Symphony Orchestra as the First Place Winner of their 2012 Competition. Of her performance a local reviewer very kindly wrote, “….this tiny soprano with the big voice has it all; she sings like an angel hitting high C with no apparent effort, and with her vocal excellence is beautiful and a superb actress, particularly while singing the amusing but difficult ‘Glitter and Be Gay’ by Leonard Bernstein.” Other exciting engagements of the past year include performing as a soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G Major and JS Bach’s Christ lag in Todes Banden with the Advent Project of Virginia as well as revisiting the role of Nella in Gianni Schicchi with Wendy Taucher Opera Dance Theater in Martha’s Vineyard. Other opera credits include Mary Warren in Peabody Conservatory’s production of The Crucible, Adele (cover) and Sally in Die Fledermaus with Carol Community College, Serpina in La serva padrona with the Baltimore Vocal Arts Foundation, Nella in Gianni Schicchi with Peabody Opera, Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with ConcertOPERA, Philadelphia and Clara in Offenbach’s La vie Parisienne with the Franco-American Vocal Academy (FAVA). She is so excited to return to the Annapolis Chorale stage as Victoria in A Grand Night for Singing. Ms. Christie received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Peabody Conservatory in May 2012, and was granted the Anita Erdman Award in Opera upon graduation. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Rutgers University where she received the award for outstanding vocalist. Ms. Christie has also studied with FAVA in Excideuil, France, under tenor William Lewis, and at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel, with Metropolitan Opera coach Joan Dornemann.