Figaro trio
Christopher with Bo Skovhus and Marlis Petersen in Le Nozze di Figaro at LA Opera (2010)

Christopher has been singing professionally for about 40 years, after graduating from King’s College, Cambridge where he sang in the choir and read Economics and Music. He wasn’t very good at Economics.

Highlights have included singing Roderigo in Verdi’s Otello at Covent Garden under Carlos Kleiber, War Requiem in the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires under Steuart Bedford, Britten’s Nocturne with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Oliver Knussen, the Evangelist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion for many years with The Bach Choir, Henze’s Voices with Knussen and the London Sinfonietta at the BBC Proms, and Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Los Angeles Opera.

Christopher is represented by ATHOLE STILL


For Christopher’s official biography, click here.

Current and future work

Le Nozze di Fogaro by Mozart. Staatsoper Berlin. Feb/March 2024

Der Schauspieldirektor by Mozart. Opera Zuid. November 2023
Writer (new book), Design concept, and Director.

Billy Budd by Britten. Enescu Festival, Bucharest. September 2023
Red Whiskers

The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky. Grange Festival, June/July 2023
Chaplitsky. New production by Paul Curran.

High Society by Cole Porter. West Green Opera. July 2022
Uncle Willie.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten. Opera Zuid, Netherlands. May – June 2022
Flute. New production

Julius Caesar by Giorgio Battistelli. Shakespeare, adapted by Ian Burton. Rome Opera, Oct 2021
Soothsayer. Directed by Robert Carsen. World premiere.

King Lear by William Shakespeare. Grange Festival. July 2021
Oswald. New production by Keith Warner.

Sweeney Todd by Sondheim. Bergen Opera. Nov 2019
Beadle Bamford. Directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Falstaff by Verdi. Grange Festival. June 2019
Bardolfo. New production by Christopher Luscombe.

Billy Budd by Britten. Royal Opera, Covent Garden. April 2019
Red Whiskers. Production from Teatro Real, Madrid.

Frankenstein by Mark Grey. La Monnaie, Brussels. March 2019
Henry. World Premiere.

Recent work

For more on recent work, click here.

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