Christine Fortner Blanner

Teaching Artist, Voice
Office Location: FAC 235
515-271-2315
christine.blanner@drake.edu

Christine Blanner is a soprano from Kirkwood, Missouri. Christine received her Bachelor of Music from Drake University in 2003 after which she moved to Boston, MA and received her Masters of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2006, graduating with academic honors. Christine has performed many roles all over the country and has sung in recitals and concerts throughout Europe in Italy, Switzerland, and France.

Christine's roles include Ruth in Sparks Fly Upward, Polly Peacham in Threepenny Opera, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Mme. Heartmelt in The Impressario, Bastienne in Bastien und Bastienne, Clara in Signor Deluso, Juliet in The Little Sweep, Angelina in Trial by Jury and Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas. Her Oratorio credits include Second Soprano Soloist in Mozart’s C Minor Mass with Drake University and Soprano Soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Westminster Fine Arts Series.

In 2008 Ms. Blanner performed a recital of American art songs and arias at the Salon de Bourguignon during the Fête de la Musique in Chouzy-sûr-Cisse, France and in the summer of 2012 traveled to Shanghai, China to perform at the Shanghai International Youth Festival.

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October 9, 2014
A renowned pianist known for bringing Beethoven to international audiences in exciting and novel ways will perform at Drake University.
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