This season, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Julio in the American premiere of Thomas Adés' The Exterminating Angel and in productions of The Magic Flute and La bohéme. He also returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Mephistopheles in Faust and the Canadian Opera Company as the Emperor in The Nightingale, and sings Handel's Messiah with the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor.  

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, Rome Opera, 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 in Nabucco , 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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