Christopher Schaldenbrand was born in Detroit and studied at Indiana University. He has already made Don Giovanni and Schaunard in La Boheme his calling card roles. He was twice a winner in the Palm Beach Vocal Competition, as well as the Greater Miami Opera Competition. The baritone was awarded a career grant from Opera Index and received the Pope Foundation Award.
Mr. Schaldenbrand joined the MET Chorus after a distinguished international career singing with some of the world’s leading opera houses.
He is a former Lindemann Young Artist and winner of the Met National Council Auditions, making his debut as Silvano in Un ballo in maschera and singing a total of 267 performances. Mr. Schaldenbrand also appeared on the Met stage in the roles of Schaunard (La bohème), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), and Albert (Werther).
Hometown: Farmington, Michigan
Met Debut: 1992