Russell Christopher baritone Metropolitan Opera

Russell Christopher baritone Metropolitan Opera Russell Christopher - baryton Metropolitan Opera

Russell Christopher (12 March 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan – 9 November 2014) was an American operatic baritone who specializes in comprimario roles.  He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Michigan, where he was a soloist in the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club. His voice teachers included Philip Duey and Raymond McDermot. He made his professional opera debut in 1959 as the Emperor in Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot.

Russell Christopher baritone Metropolitan Opera

In 1963 he won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Between 1963 and 1991 he appeared in a total of 1,410 performances at the Metropolitan Opera.

Russell Christopher är en av de barytonerna som har gjort flest framträdanden på Metropolitan Opera.

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