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American soprano Christine Brewer, who was educated at McKendree University in Illinois, began her career at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where she initially performed such roles from the light dramatic soprano repertoire as Mozart’s Donna Anna, Strauss’s Ariadne, and Britten’s Ellen Orford. Soon she was engaged by many renowned companies, including the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro Real Madrid, and San Francisco Opera. Beethoven’s Leonora, Chrysothemis in Elektra, and the title roles in Die Ägyptische Helena and Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride are notable milestones of her career. She has also ventured into the realm of the Wagnerian soprano with her interpretation of Isolde, which she has performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Runnicles, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Salonen, and at the Edinburgh Festival under Jonathan Nott. Christine Brewer received the BBC Radio 3 Listener’s Award in 2008.