This season, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for La Cenerentola andRoméo et Juliette, the Metropolitan Opera for La bohéme, and the Canadian Opera Company for Carmen. He also makes his debut at Rome Opera in Linda di Chamonix, and sings Handel's Messiah at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Mr. Van Horn has appeared in many of the great opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Bayerische Staatsoper, Stuttgart Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, and Netherlands Opera, and at the Salzburg and Munich festivals. His many roles include the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Colline in La bohéme, Alindoro in La Cenerentola, Timur in Turandot, Banquo in Macbeth, Oroveso in Norma, Zaccaria inNabucco , the Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Escamillo in Carmen, Gessler in Guillaume Tell, and Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette. He also appeared in the world premieres of Tan Dun’s Tea: A Mirror of the Soul at the Santa Fe Opera and Marco Tutino's Two Women at the San Francisco Opera.
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