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Bass-Baritone Christopher Job is establishing himself as an important talent in the opera industry. In just the last few seasons, he has made his Italian debut at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna as Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Il Podestà in Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra; made his role debut as Escamillo in Carmen with Lyric Opera Virginia; his role debut as Alidoro in La Cenerentola with the Belle Ile Festival in France; and joined the Metropolitan Opera roster for their productions of Janacek’s From the House of the Dead, Shostakovich’s The Nose, The Enchanted Island, and La Rondine. Mr. Job returns again next season for The Nose.
|Bellini||I Capuleti e i Montecchi||Count Rodolfo|
|La Sonnambula||Count Rodolfo|
|Les Pecheurs des Perles||Nourabad|
|Britten||Albert Herring||Superintendent Budd|
|Gloriana||Sir Walter Raleigh|
|A Midsummer Night’s Dream||Bottom|
|Paul Bunyan||Cross Crosshaulson|
|The Rape of Lucreita||Collatinus|
|Donizetti||Lucia di Lammermoor||Raimondo|
|L’Elisir d’Amore||Belcore, Dulcamara|
|Cold Sassy Tree||Rucker Lattimoore|
|Handel||Ariodante||King of Scotland|
|Giulio Cesare||Giulio Cesare|
|Massenet||Don Quichotte||Don Quichotte|
|Meyerbeer||Robert Le Diable||Bertram|
|Mozart||Don Giovanni||Don Giovanni|
|Le nozze di Figaro||Figaro, Count|
|Fanciulla del West||Ashby|
|Il Trittico||Simone, Gianni Schicchi, Talpa|
|La Gazza Ladra||Il Podesta|
|L’Italiana in Algeri||Mustafa|
|Il barbiere di Siviglia||Basilio, Bartolo|
|Le Comte Ory||Tudur|
|Il Viaggio a Reims||Lord Sidney|
|La Siege de Corinthe||Mahomet II|
|La Donna del Lago||Douglas|
|Mose in Egitto||Mose|
|Sondheim||Sweeney Todd||Sweeney Todd|
|Stravinsky||Rake’s Progress||Nick Shadow|
|La Forza del Destino||Marquis of Calatrava|
|Luisa Miller||Count Walter|
|Un Ball in Maschera||Sam, Tom|
|Beethoven||Symphony No. 9|
|Mass in c minor|
With Opera Colorado, Mr. Job has appeared as Count Ribbing in Un Ballo in Maschera, Sprecher/2nd Priest in Die Zauberflöte, Dr. Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore, Zuniga in Carmen, and Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. He also created the role of General Godofredo de la Barca in the world premiere of La Curandera, an opera in one act by Robert Xavier Rodriguez, commissioned by Opera Colorado. In addition, he performed Blitch in Susannah with Opera Idaho; the 5th Jew in Salome in his debut with Palm Beach Opera; made his role debut as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with Fargo Moorhead Opera; sang Colline in La bohème at Lyric Opera Baltimore; Ramfis in Aïda and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Tulsa Opera and Opera Fort Collins; performed Kilian in Der Freischütz and Angelotti in Tosca at the Des Moines Metro Opera; and performed Baron Douphol in La traviata with Syracuse Opera and Lyric Opera of Virginia.
Mr. Job spent several summers with the Glimmerglass Opera, where he was seen as Caronte in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo ed Euridice, the Poet in Philip Glass’ Orphée, and Capellio in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. He was also a resident artist with the Minnesota Opera, singing Frère Laurent in Romeo et Juliette and Count Horn in Un Ballo in Maschera, among appearances in other productions.
Mr. Job has performed at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, where he was featured in two roles in My Fair Lady, sharing the stage with Kelsey Grammer and Brian Dennehy. Other concert appearances include the bass soloist in Mozart’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall; bass soloist in Haydn’s Creation with the Greeley Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Verdi’s Requiem with the Denver Opera Company, and Handel’s Messiah with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
Other roles to his credit, both nationally and internationally, include Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust, Reverend Hale and Francis Nurse in The Crucible, Dr. Grenvil in La traviata, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Talpa in Il tabarro, Seneca in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, and the title role in Don Giovanni with such companies as Aspen Opera Theatre, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Pacific, as well as numerous other opera and concert appearances in countries such as Italy, Israel, Austria, the UK, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.