EDITED FOR POST COVID UPDATE:
2021-22 sees Christopher teaming up with his wife, soprano Linda Holloway, in several concerts with esteemed colleagues and includes a premiere performance of five orchestrated works for the duo by William Dawson, Jr. and the Sarasota Chamber Orchestra in February. The bass baritone appears as Simone in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Tampa and bass soloist nod in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Vero Beach Community Chorus and Orchestra in April.
COVID: Christopher and Linda appeared together throughout the pandemic in socially distanced concerts with St. Petersburg Opera showcasing their vast repertoire in opera and musical theatre during a very challenging time for many in the industry.
Early 2019 saw the bass baritone bow as Zuniga in Carmen with Opera Tampa having now performed all of the baritone and bass baritone roles in production in his career.
2018 saw the bass baritone appearing with Winter Opera of St. Louis as Belcore in L’Elisir D’amore, Frank in Die Feldermaus with Opera Tampa, and as the bass soloist in the Verdi Requiem with Vero Beach Community Chorus and Orchestra.
2017: Immediately following his triumph as Lord Ruthven in Scenic City Opera’s Der Vampyr, his travels took him to West Palm Beach where he joined the four person ensemble of Sweeney Todd in their three week run of highly acclaimed shows at Palm Beach Dramaworks which closed on August 6th. Read reviews here, here, and here.
*Next, the bass baritone will join composer, William Dawson, Jr. , Steffanie Pearce, and Nadia Marshall performing world premiere music by the Fort Myers composer accompanied by Richard Bosworth, pianist, sponsored by Grand Piano Series in Naples, Florida on August 15th. Tickets and information found here. Press articles here and here, and a link to WFGCU public radio interview with both the poet, Peter Meinke and Bill can be found here (click the play button to hear the interview!). A Youtube link to Christopher’s lovely rendition of On Lake Norman is here.
*October 21st finds the baritone reunited with The Qol Quartet in “A Night on Broadway with the Qol Quartet” at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. They will perform favorites from many genres of musical theatre in an evening of drama and comedy not to be missed! For tickets and information, click here.
*On November 4th, the Tampa-area baritone will appear with many singers from his voice studio (Tampa Bay Voice Studio) in a one night only fund raising concert for Homes for our Troops. Read about this amazing charity to honor our troops in this fabulous concert here! Homes for our Troops main website can be found here.
*December will see the baritone appearing in two Messiahs by Handel as the bass soloist. Christopher appears with the Sarasota Choral Society on December 9th at Church of the Palms, Sarasota. For tickets and information click here. Next, he will share a special Rifkin style performance with the Qol Quartet (Baroque style of singing where arias, duets, and choruses are sung by four soloists) on December 19th at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Boca Grande. Information can be found here.