Noted soprano Christine Brandes performs at many of the world’s most distinguished festivals and concert. She has sung principle roles for the following opera companies: San Francisco, Seattle, Washington National, Houston Grand, Minnesota, New York City Opera, Philadelphia, Glimmerglass, Portland, among others. She has also sung with the following orchestras: Cleveland, Chicago, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Minnesota, National Symphony, with such distinguished conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Nicholas McGegan. Christine recently appeared with West Edge Opera (Oakland) in Martin y Soler’s L’Arbore di Diana; the Boston Symphony Chamber Players in György Kurtág’s Scenes from a Novel and Handel’s Israel in Egypt at Carnegie Hall with the New York Choral Society. As a conductor, Ms. Brandes has led operas by Haydn and Rameau for Victory Hall Opera (Charlottesville) and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice for West Edge Opera. She is an Associate Professor of Voice and Opera at San Francisco State University, director of the UC Berkeley University Baroque Ensemble and assistant conductor of the Oakland Civic Orchestra.