Christine Browning, soprano, from Dayton, OH recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in Classical Voice from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where she currently lives and studies with Ashley Putnam. This past spring semester she sang Mother in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and was a featured dancer in The Ghost of Versailles with the MSM Opera Theatre. Last fall with the Opera Theatre she sang Lady Billows in a scene from Britten’s Albert Herring. In the summer of 2011she sang with the Opera Academy of California in San Francisco where she portrayed Beth in Little Women, and sang in many scenes, including Die Fledermaus (Roselinda) and Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira). Last year she was seen in Mignon Dunn’s Opera Workshop where she sang scenes from Cosi Fan Tutte (Fiordiligi), Carmen (Micaëla), and The Merry Widow (Hannah).  In March of 2010, with the OU Opera Theatre she played Mrs. Grose in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. In 2009 she graduated from Wright State University with a double Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education. Ms. Browning was privileged to portray many roles with the WSU Opera Theatre including Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicci, Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Phyllis in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe, and Dinah in Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. While studying at WSU she was a member of the Dayton Opera chorus for three seasons. In August 2012 she will be seen as Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with the Vancouver Summer Opera Studio and in September she will be singing Micaëla in Carmen with New York City’s One World Symphony.