Described as a “jewel” with a “lovely timbre, perfect trill, and soaring top”, soprano Christie Conover is a rapidly rising star. Her voice, rich and warm, is partnered by a personal grace both on and off the stage. Her sensitive portrayal of characters such as Liù (Turandot), Juliette (Romeo et Juliette) and Micaëla (Carmen) have garnered her critical acclaim, as well as her fiery portrayal of Musetta (La bohème) and effervescent, comedic rendition of Clorinda (La Cenerentola).
The 2015-2016 season marks her professional international debut with the Komische Oper Berlin as Pamina in their tour of China including performances in Guanghzou and Xiamen. Christie first appeared in this groundbreaking production of Die Zauberflöte with the Minnesota Opera which incorporates film with live humans interacting with animated creatures and “stole the show” last year. Of her was said, “Christie Hageman Conover, substituting for an ailing Layla Claire as the heroine, Pamina, stole the show with her strong and expressive lyric soprano. She performed a heartfelt ‘Ach, ich fühls’.” She also returned in fall 2015 to remount the innovative production with the Minnesota Opera. Other engagements this season include appearances with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, soprano soloist for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Billings Symphony, two chamber opera appearances with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, and numerous concerts with the National Federation of Music Clubs as their Young Artist Voice winner. Christie was proud to represent her home state of Montana as a contestant in the 2007 Miss America Pageant and traveled extensively speaking to students on a platform close to her heart: “Music Makes the Difference.”