Christian Van Horn


This season the American bass-baritone, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus and winner of the 2018 Richard Tucker Award, sings Escamillo/Carmen in his debut at the Royal Opera House, Garden and excerpts from Verdi’s Attila for Lyric’s special online concert. Van Horn was recently acclaimed at the Metropolitan Opera for his role debut as Boito’s Mefistofele, and as Colline/La bohème and Publio/La clemenza di Tito. He has also recently reprised his portrayals of Narbal/Les Troyens (Paris) and Escamillo/Carmen (Munich) and returned to San Francisco Opera as Zoroastro/Orlando (his 15th role at SFO). His diverse repertoire also the Four Villains/Les contes d’Hoffmann (SFO), Gessler/Guillaume Tell (Amsterdam), Zaccaria/Nabucco (Seattle), and Banco/Macbeth (Geneva). Successes in contemporary opera include Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel (Met), Marco Tutino’s La Ciociara (SFO), Tan Dun’s Tea (Santa Fe), David Carlson’s Anna Karenina (Miami, St. Louis), and Joseph Summer’s The Tempest (Boston). Concert engagements include the major orchestras of Berlin, Cleveland, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

Roles at Lyric: Count Walter/Luisa Miller (2019/20); Méphistophélès/Faust (2017/18), Escamillo/Carmen (2016/17), Narbal/Les Troyens (2016/17)


Last updated: May 19. 2021