Christopher Magiera began the season at Chicago Opera Theater portraying Robert/ Iolanta and returns there later in the season as Gardiner/Moby Dick. The baritone will also be heard in Carmina Burana with the Evanston Symphony. Recent highlights include Sharpless/Madama Butterfly (Opera Naples, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis – he has starred with the latter company as Tchaikovsky’s Onegin); Marcello/La bohème (Charleston Opera), John Adams’s The Wound Dresser (McLean Orchestra), and Dvořák’s Requiem (Berkshire Choral Festival). Other major achievements include performances with English National Opera (Captain/The Death of Klinghoffer, also heard in St. Louis), The Santa Fe Opera (Valentin/ Faust, Zurga/The Pearl Fishers), Dresden’s Semperoper (Danilo/The Merry Widow, Licinius/La vestale, Figaro/The Barber of Seville, Count/The Marriage of Figaro, Papageno/The Magic Flute), Opera Colorado, Vancouver Opera, and the Teatro Massimo Palermo. Concert engagements include the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra of Ankara, Turkey, the Shanghai Symphony, and the Richard Tucker Gala at Lincoln Center. An alumnus of the Opernstudio of Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, Magiera is also a former National Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions and a winner of top awards in many other major competitions.
Lyric debut: Jim Crowley/An American Dream (2018|19)
Last updated: March 15, 2019