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
High Society by Cole Porter. West Green Opera. July 2022
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.
Frankenstein by Mark Grey. La Monnaie, Brussels. March 2019
Henry. World Premiere.
Billy Budd by Britten. Royal Opera, Covent Garden. April 2019
Red Whiskers. Production from Teatro Real, Madrid.
Falstaff by Verdi. Grange Festival. June 2019
Bardolfo. New production by Christopher Luscombe.
Sweeney Todd by Sondheim. Bergen Opera. Nov 2019
Beadle Bamford. Directed by Christopher Luscombe.
For more on recent work, click here.