Christopher Holloway is an energetic, vibrant performer who “…acts with waltzlike precision…and is able to sing and act with equal agility.” A much sought after performer, Mr. Holloway has taken the opera stage with distinguished companies including Houston Grand Opera, Winter Opera of St. Louis, Opera Tampa, St. Petersburg Opera, Orlando Opera, Gulfshore Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Opera Naples, Amarillo Opera, Lyric Opera of Los Angeles, Orange County Opera, Opera in the Heights, New Century Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, Brevard Music Center, and Operafestival di Roma. His extensive repertoire of operatic roles includes Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohéme, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mercutio in Romeo et Juliette, the title role in Don Giovanni, Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, Falke/Frank in Die Fledermaus, Pish-Tush in The Mikado, Morales/Dancairo/Escamillo in Carmen, Lord Ruthven in Der Vampyr, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Lescaut in Manon, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Elder McLean in Susannah, Marullo in Rigoletto, Maximilian in Bernstein’s Candide, Wagner in Faust, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, and Scarpia, Angelotti and Sciarrone in Tosca.
Among additional credits, Mr. Holloway has appeared as a Juror in the world premiere of Tod Machover’s Resurrection with Houston Grand Opera, Vicar Gedge in Albert Herring, Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ben in The Telephone, Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief, L’Armonier in Les Dialogues des Carmelites, Tom/John in Mollicone’s Face on the Barroom Floor, and the Doctor in Douglas Moore’s Gallantry. Always a stand-out, Mr. Holloway has been proclaimed as a baritone who “[demonstrated] burnished tones with excellent diction,” and an “audience favorite, [who] stole the show…”
Also an active musical theatre performer, concert artist, and recitalist, Mr. Holloway’s other leading roles have included the title role in Sweeney Todd, Curly in Oklahoma, Tommy in Brigadoon, Richard Henry Lee in 1776, Emile deBecque in South Pacific, Jigger in Carousel, The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Riff in West Side Story, and Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof.
His repertoire of concert material ranges from the early works of Bach and Handel to the more contemporary works of Vaughan Williams, Mahler, and Benjamin Britten.
Christopher holds advanced degrees from Florida Southern College and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
In recent competition, Mr. Holloway was named as an advanced division finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Competition, a finalist in the Los Angeles District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a winner of the Pasadena Opera Guild Competition, a two-time finalist in the Heinz Rehfuss Singer/Actor Awards, a semi-finalist in the prestigious Zachary awards, and the encouragement award recipient from the Palm Springs Opera Guild.
In addition, Christopher maintains a very active voice teaching studio in Palm Harbor, PCCA at Gibbs High School, and at Hillsborough Community College Ybor City. His students perform nationally and internationally in a wide variety of musical styles including classical, music theatre, jazz, pop, contemporary christian, rock, and other alternative styles. For more information about Christopher’s private voice lesson studio, click here or send him a message here.
Christopher lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife, soprano Linda Holloway, and their seven cats, Shadow, Bandit, Rosina, Marcello, Musetta, Enrico, and Prince Orlofsky.