This season, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn makes his debut at the San Diego Opera as Colline in La bohème and returns to both the Bayerische Staatsopera as the Four Villains in Les contes d'Hoffmann and to the San Francisco Opera for Norma, Un Ballo in Maschera, Cenerentola, La bohème, Les Troyens, and the premiere of Marco Tutino's Two Women.
Mr. Van Horn recently made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in La bohème and as Pistola in a new production of Falstaff with James Levine. Other recent opera engagement have included the Four Villains, Timur in Turandot, and the King in Aida at the San Francisco Opera; Angelotti in Tosca at the Canadian Opera Company, Timur at the Portland Opera, Claudio in Agrippina, at the Boston Lyric Opera, Colline and Tan Dun’s Tea: A Mirror of the Soul at the Santa Fe Opera, Colline at the Los Angeles Opera, the title role in Le nozze di Figaro at the Arizona Opera and Chicago Opera Theatre, Karenin in Anna Karenin (world premiere) and Masetto in Don Giovanni at the Florida Grand Opera, and Karenin, Angelotti, and the Immigration Officer in the American premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Flight at the Opera Theater of Saint Louis. In Europe he has appeared at the Salzburg Festival in Carmen and Roméo et Juliette, as Colline, Oroveso in Norma and the Bonze in Madama Butterfly at the the Bayerische Staatsoper; Tosca, Don Carlo, and Tannhäuser at the Munich Festival; Gessler in Guillaume Tell at the Netherlands Opera, Banquo in Macbeth at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, and Figaro at the Stuttgart Opera. A graduate of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Mr. Van Horn has appeared in the company’s productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Les Contes d’Hoffman, La Damnation de Faust, The Pearl Fishers, Carmen, Der Rosenkavalier, and Aida ... read full bio