Following his degree in Biochemistry from the University of Warwick, English baritone Christopher Maltman studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music.
A favourite at the Royal Opera House in London and a regular guest at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and the Salzburger Festspiele, Christopher also performs elsewhere across Europe including the Opéra National de Paris, Frankfurt Oper, Opernhaus Zurich, the Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, Dutch National Opera and at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In the United States, he frequently appears at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, at the San Francisco Opera, in Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles. A globally-renowned Don Giovanni, he is now in demand for Verdi roles with his most recent appearances as Rigoletto and Iago Otello receiving wide critical acclaim.
In the 2022/23 season Christopher sings Leporello Don Giovanni / Royal Opera House, Count di Luna Il Trovatore / Washington National Opera, Amfortas Parsifal / Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ford Falstaff / Metropolitan Opera, Wotan Die Walküre / Teatro di San Carlo and Rigoletto / Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin.
Celebrated on the concert platform, highlights have included the Chicago Symphony Orchestra / James Conlon at the Ravinia Festival, Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst, Philharmonia Orchestra / Christoph von Dohnanyi, BBC Symphony Orchestra / John Adams, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Sir Roger Norrington, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle, Tadaaki Otaka, Valery Gergiev and Sir Colin Davis, Concentus Musicus Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala / Daniel Harding, Dresden Staatskapelle / Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Boston Symphony / James Conlon and Sir Colin Davis, Los Angeles Philharmonic / Esa-Pekka Salonen, New York Philharmonic / Kurt Masur, and the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst. This season Christopher sings Brahm’s Ein deutches Requiem with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra / Andreas Delfs and Zemlinsky’s Eine florentinische Tragödie with Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Patrick Hahn.
Christopher won the Lieder Prize in the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and remains a renowned interpreter of Lieder and song. His vast and varied discography includes John Corigliano’s Grammy award-winning Ghost of Versailles from Los Angeles Opera.
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