Christian Pursell

We are excited to welcome bass-baritone Christian Pursell to our roster. A versatile opera singer who has been hailed for "his intriguingly dark voice" by Opera News, Christian Pursell is quickly establishing himself as one of the rising stars of the next generation of singers.

Currently an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera, this season he appeared onstage there in Roberto Devereux, Tosca, Arabella, and as part of the Angel Quartet in Jake Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life. This spring he sings the role of Samuel in Handel's Saul in performances with Philharmonia Baroque in both San Francisco and at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. This summer he covers roles of in Orlando and Carmen at the San Francisco Opera, and next season he continues his second year as an Adler Fellow with roles in several of the company's 19/20 season productions and returns to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for performances of Handel's Messiah.

Mr. Pursell's other recent engagements have included debuts at Houston Grand Opera and the Vienna State Opera as well as roles in the premiere of Gregory Spears critically acclaimed opera Fellow Travelers at the Cincinnati Opera. As a concert soloist, Mr. Pursell has performed Britten's War Requiem, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Haydn's The Creation, Faure's Requiem, and Handel's Messiah.

Mr. Pursell's first commercial recording, the world premiere recording of Gregory Spears' Fellow Travelers with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, was released in fall 2017.

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