Christian Van Horn - Timur
Portland Opera Debut
This season, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn makes his debuts at the San Francisco Opera as the King in Aida, the Portland Opera as Timur in Turandot, and the Boston Lyric Opera as Claudio in Agrippina, and returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Colline in La Bohème.
Other opera engagements have included his debuts in Stuttgart as the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, the Salzburg Festival as the Duke of Verona in Romeo et Juliette, and the Bayerische Staatsoper as Colline; Oroveso in Norma and the Bonze in Madama Butterfly at the Bayerische Staatsoper; performances of Tosca, Don Carlo, and Tannhäuser at the Munich Festival; Tan Dun’s Tea: A Mirror of the Soul at the Santa Fe Opera, Colline at the Los Angeles Opera, Figaro at the Arizona Opera and Chicago Opera Theatre, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Virginia Opera, Timur at the Ft. Worth Opera, Karenin in Anna Karenin (world premiere) and Masetto in Don Giovanni at the Florida Grand Opera; and Karenin, Angelotti in Tosca and the Immigration Officer in the American premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Flight at the Opera Theater of Saint Louis.
A graduate of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, Mr. Van Horn has also appeared in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s productions of La Damnation de Faust, The Pearl Fishers, Carmen, Der Rosenkavalier, and Aida.
Mr. Van Horn’s recent concert engagements have included his debuts at the Salzburg Festival Easter Festival in a concert with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle, and at Carnegie Hall in a concert programmed by the Emerson String Quartet as part of their Perspective Series. Other notable concert appearances have included Tippet’s Child of Our Time with the Chicago Symphony (with Sir Andrew Davis), Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Pacific Symphony, and the opening concerts of the Bard Music Festival.
Mr. Van Horn received his Master’s degree in music from Yale University. His numerous awards include winner at the 2003 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a 2003 Sarah Tucker Study Grant, first place at the 2002 MacAllister Competition Collegiate Division, prize winner in the 2002 Liederkranz Foundation Vocal Competition, and the Richman Award from Opera Theatre of St. Louis.