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“Tuba Mirum,” Mozart’s Requiem


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Christopher Job

Bass-Baritone

Praised for his “commanding sonority” (Opera News) and described as “handsome, agile, and with a voice to match” (Boulder Daily Camera), Bass-Baritone Christopher Job is a “rising star on the American opera scene” (Grand Junction Free Press). This season, Job takes on the roles of Leporello in Don Giovanni at Bar Harbor Music Festival, Alidoro in La Cenerentola with Opera Fort Collins, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Virginia Opera, and Petr Fedorovič Basmanov in Dvořák’s Dimitrij with Odyssey Opera; sings Händel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall, Schubert’s Mass in E-flat with Riverside Choral Society, and Verdi’s Requiem with DCINY in Barcelona; and returns to The Metropolitan Opera for the roles of Brühlmann in Werther and 4th Waiter in Der Rosenkavalier and for their productions of Roméo et Juliette and Eugene Onegin.

Jul
2017

Jul-07
to
Jul-09
Die Zauberflöte
Sarastro
Opera Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
Jul-25
Verdi’s Requiem
Soloist
Distinguished Concerts in New York
Barcelona, Spain
Oct
2017

Oct-06
to
Nov-03
L’elisir d’amore
Dulcamara
Opera Idaho
Boise, ID
Oct-20
to
Oct-21
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9
Soloist
Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix, AZ
Dec
2017

Dec-31
to
Jan-27
Tosca
Sciaronne
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
Apr
2018

Apr-12
to
May-12
Cendrillon
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
Apr-21
to
May-12
Tosca
Sciaronne
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
Apr-23
to
May-12
Roméo et Juliette
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY
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…sings stunningly well …
Susannah “Christopher Job sings stunningly well as Olin Blitch.” – The Daily Progress
…commanding authority…
Così fan tutte“The power figure Caronte drew commanding authority from Christopher Job.”Opera News
…sense of amazement…
 Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 – “Christopher Job renews our sense of amazement in the human voice and its ability to make music.”Grand Junction Free Press  
…well sung…
La Cenerentola ““The Alidoro of job is irreproachable , well sung, very noble.”Classiqueinfo.com
…a standout…
I Capuleti e Montecchi  “Bass, Christopher Job, a standout last summer at Glimmerglass as Caronte in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo  was a strong Capellio.” Oenida Daily Dispatch
Praised for his “commanding sonority” (Opera News) and described as “handsome, agile, and with a voice to match” (Boulder Daily Camera), Bass-Baritone Christopher Job is a “rising star on the American opera scene” (Grand Junction Free Press). This season, Job takes on the roles of Leporello in Don Giovanni at Bar Harbor Music Festival, Alidoro in La Cenerentola with Opera Fort Collins, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Virginia Opera, and Petr Fedorovič Basmanov in Dvořák’s Dimitrij with Odyssey Opera; sings Händel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall, Schubert’s Mass in E-flat with Riverside Choral Society, and Verdi’s Requiem with DCINY in Barcelona; and returns to The Metropolitan Opera for the roles of Brühlmann in Werther and 4th Waiter in Der Rosenkavalier and for their productions of Roméo et Juliette and Eugene Onegin.

Quickly becoming one of his signature roles, he has performed Olin Blitch in Susannah to critical acclaim with Opera Idaho and in his début with Ash Lawn Opera. Critics wrote: “Bass-baritone Christopher Job sings stunningly well as the Olin Blitch, the preacher dealing with his own demons.”

Recently, Mr. Job appeared in productions of some of opera’s best-known titles throughout the country. Some highlights include his début in the title role of Le nozze di Figaro with Fargo-Moorhead Opera; his début as Escamillo in Carmen with Lyric Opera Virginia, the creation of the role of Senator Thomas Jordon in the world première of Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Putz’ The Manchurian Candidate with Minnesota Opera; Angelotti in Tosca with New York City Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera; Hobson in Peter Grimes at the Princeton Festival; Colline in La bohème and a production of Nabucco with Lyric Opera Baltimore; Baron Douphol in La traviata in his débuts with Syracuse Opera and Lyric Opera Virginia; and Fifth Jew in Salome with Palm Beach Opera. He also had a featured role in Bernstein’s On the Town in his début with Barrington Stage Company, directed by Tony Award-winning John Rando and choreographed by Josh Bergasse, under whose auspices that production went to Broadway.

A house favorite at The Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Job has been engaged by the company since the beginnings of his career in his début for their production of The Nose under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Other notable engagements with the esteemed opera house include the role of Sir Gualtiero Raleigh in Roberto Devereux and their productions of Don Carlo, The Enchanted Island, The Nose, Janáček’s From the House of the Dead, and Lulu created by world-renowned artist and director William Kentridge. He also can be seen on two of their “Live in HD” cinecasts as Brühlmann in Werther and in their production of Macbeth.

A globally sought-after artist, Mr. Job has been featured in many impressive international opera houses. Some highlights include the role of Alidoro in La Cenerentola in his French début with Le festival de Belle-Île-en-Mer and the roles of Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Il Podestà in La gazza ladra in his Italian début with Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Additional international engagements include numerous other opera and concert appearances in countries such as France, Italy, Israel, Austria, the UK, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

With an admirable repertoire, notable previous engagements include the role of Kilan in Der Freischütz with Des Moines Metro Opera; Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette and Count Horn in Un ballo in maschera, as a resident artist with Minnesota Opera; Dr. Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, Zuniga in Carmen, and General Godofredo de la Barca in Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s La Curandera all with Opera Colorado; and Caronte in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo ed Euridice, The Poet in Phillip Glass’s Orphée, and Capellio in I Capuleti e I Montecchi with Glimmerglass Opera.

An extremely experienced concert artist, Mr. Job performed the bass solo on a multitude of popular works at some of the leading venues in the country. Often performing on the stages of Carnegie Hall, his previous concerts at the hall include Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, and Händel’s Messiah, which he has also performed with Avery Fisher Hall and on tours with Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Other highlights include a performance of Haydn’s Creation with Greeley Philharmonic and Concord Symphony; many of Beethoven’s works including Symphony No. 9 at Avery Fisher Hall, Christ on the Mount of Olives with St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Missa Solemnis with Colorado Springs Philharmonic; and, under the baton of Rob Fisher, a performance at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, where he was featured in the Cockney Quartet in My Fair Lady, sharing the stage with Kelsey Grammer and Brian Dennehy.

A Grand Prize Winner of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, and a second place winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council
auditions for both the Upper Midwest Region and the Rocky Mountain region, he received his Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University.

 

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