Christine Killian, soprano, completed a Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Minnesota in Spring 2015, under the tutelage of Adriana Zabala. She earned her Bachelor of Music at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. In summer 2015 Ms. Killian performed the role of la Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro in Salzburg, Austria with the Franco-American Vocal Academy, reprising the role she had sung the previous spring with the University of Minnesota Opera Theatre. Other roles with the UMNOT include Rooster/Jay in Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen, and Esmeralda in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride. In the 2014-15 school year, Christine was selected for the exclusive Minnesota Opera/UMN ECCO program, an intensive performance training partnership. Also in 2015, she won the University Concerto Competition and performed Dvorak’s Song to the Moon as a soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra. Other recent performance credits include the role of Fanchette in Mademoiselle Modiste with Skylark Opera, and professional chorus work with Minnesota Opera and Mill City Summer Opera. Additionally, Ms. Killian was a member of Mill City Summer Opera's Studio Artist Program in 2012. Ms. Killian currently resides in the Twin Cities, where she performs and teaches voice lessons.