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Christopher Robertson

  • Baritone

Biography

Christopher Robertson is equally adept in French repertoire, notable roles include Agamemnon in Iphigénie en Aulide and the Marquis de la Force in Les dialogues des Carmélites, both for Teatro alla Scala under Riccardo Muti, the latter role also at the Teatro Real Madrid in Robert Carsen’s production under Jesus Lopez-Cobos; Zurga inLes pêcheurs de perles at the Opera di Roma; Athanael in Thaïs for Teatro Municipal de Santiago.

In German opera, Christopher Robertson regularly performs Kurwenal, recently at Houston Grand Opera under Eschenbach at Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Opera Oviedo, and in concert at Aspen Music Festival under James Conlon. He has also performed Amfortas, Rienzi - which he sang in a Nicolas Joel production for Oper Leipzig, Frank in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt for Teatro Massimo di Palermo and the Herrufer in concert performances of Lohengrin in Oviedo.

In concert, Christopher Robertson has most recently performed Gordon Getty's Plump Jack with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich - with a CD to be released in April 2012. He has also performed Britten’s War Requiem with Orchestra Sinfonica RAI Torino and at the Festival de Musica Sacra de Cuenca under Juanjo Mena, Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony in Darmstadt, gala concerts at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival with Paolo Carignani and with the Czech National Symphony OrchestraHaydn’s Die Jahrezeiten with Orchestra Sinfonica Rai Torino under Jeffrey Tate. Christopher Robertson has also worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin in performances of Copland’sThe Tender Land and regularly sings Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, notable performances including with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Neeme Järvi and with the Minnesota Orchestra.