Director - Prelude Choir
MM Chicago College of Performing Arts
BM DePauw University
Linden Kathleen Christ is pursuing a career as a professional singer, director, conductor, and teacher. In the summer of 2005, Linden made her international debut in Rome, Italy as Gretel in the opera Hansel und Gretel. While in Rome, she also was a featured soloist with the Rome Festival Orchestra. Linden made her professional debut in 2008 as First Lady in Die Zauberflote with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre and this August she sang the role of Ellen in Lakme with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis. Linden has been the winner of numerous awards and scholarships including the National Association of Teachers of Singers, the DePauw Concerto Competition, and Handel's Messiah Sing-Along which featured Linden as the soprano soloist in Highland Park, Chicago. She has won the Bel Canto Bravo Award three years in a row in Chicago.
Christ is the Founder and Artistic Director of Chicago Opera Playhouse that tours children's operas and musicals around the Chicago area and beyond. Linden Christ has also been the featured vocalist with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. Christ is Chicago Opera Theater's Manager of Education and Outreach. She received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from DePauw University in 2005 and her master's degree in Vocal Performance and Musicology at the Chicago College of Performing Arts in May 2008.