Christopher Humbert, Jr.


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Originally from Akron, Ohio, the second-year Ryan Opera Center bass-baritone has performed widely throughout his home state, including appearances with Opera Columbus, Mid-Ohio Opera, and Nightingale Opera Theatre. In the 2024/25 Season, Humbert will appear at Lyric as Ceprano/Rigoletto, 2nd Prisoner/Fidelio, and 3rd Policeman/Blue. Other engagements include Boston Lyric Opera, Detroit Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Seagle Festival, Utah Festival Opera, and Annapolis Opera. Humbert is a former participant in the young artist programs at Palm Beach Opera (L'elisir d'amore, Carmen, La Bohème, Die Zauberflöte) and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Concert appearances include Carnegie Hall (a debut as baritone soloist in Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem) and the Erie Philharmonic. Recipient of a 2024 American Opera Society of Chicago Scholarship Award, Humbert holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and a Master of Music degree from Boston Conservatory.