Virginia Opera mounts a high-flying ‘Dutchman’

"She was a pleasure to listen to all evening, in all registers."

Robert Battey, The Washington Post
Superior singing the highlight of misguided "Flying Dutchman"

"Her sound was clear, concise, lyrical and captivating."

The Virginia Gazette
Wayne Tigges is the Dutchman and Christina Pier is Senta in Virginia Opera’s “The Flying Dutchman.”
Opera review: 'The Flying Dutchman'

"Christina Pier, Friday evening’s vocal standout with a pure, rich soprano that would overflow a hall twice the size of the Carpenter Theatre."

Roy Proctor, The Richmond Times-Dispatch
Review: Virginia Opera's "The Flying Dutchman" delivers plenty for the devoted Wagner fan

"First among equals was soprano Christina Pier as Senta, the obsessed young woman who sacrifices herself for the Dutchman’s redemption. Pier has a large voice that maintains its richness throughout its range. Wagner asks his soprano for many high notes, as well as soft singing in the great duet with the Dutchman, and Pier delivered her music with unflagging beauty and security. After a night of strenuous singing, she was still able to deliver Senta’s lines with the excitement needed to bring the opera to a satisfying conclusion."

Paul Sayegh, The Virginian-Pilot
Virginia Opera's 'Ariadne' spoofs high art in style

"As the ultimate 'Ariadne,' Christina Pier plays the temperamental Wagnerian diva to the hilt. But better yet, she has the hefty, substantial kind of soprano voice that makes it all quite real. Even better still, she gets some of the most beautiful vocal moments in the opera, and at times—before the next bought of low-hilarity begins—she transports the audience into genuinely high-Romantic moments."

Terry Ponick, Communities Digital News
Don Giovanni - Santa Fe Opera

"Christina Pier unleashed a big, gleaming soprano and impressive coloratura in Donna Anna's "Non mi dir": she is a young singer with great potential."

Opera News
Virginia Opera's 'Ariadne auf Naxos' is strong and ambitious, if not world-class

"Christina Pier, in the title role, was vocally firm, rich throughout her range — a true Strauss soprano."

Robert Battey, Washington Post
'Don Giovanni' a memorable performance

“Christina Pier as Donna Anna had a magnificent plush, open voice with golden high notes. With her superb musicality, she is a singer to watch.”

Marilyn Farwell, Eugene Register-Guard
Don Giovanni - Nashville Opera

“Christina Pier's Donna Anna made an impression with her gracefully floated, ascending phrases in "Protegga il giusto cielo," and a glance over Ottavio's shoulder after "Or sai chi l'onore" that painfully belied her indignation.”

Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News
Princeton Festival's 'Carmen'

"The vocal standout is Christina Pier as Micaela.... [H]er pure lyric soprano peals out beautifully in Micaela's duet with Jose. Pier earned an ovation for her strong account of the aria in the third act."

Courier Post (NJ)
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