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Christopher studied at the VCA with Dame Joan Hammond. He won the Bond Family Scholarship for Tenors; it was receiving the German Opera Award from Opera Foundation Australia which took him to Germany on contract with Cologne Opera - the springboard to a long European-based career.
He has worked at major houses in Germany including Cologne, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hannover, Leipzig, Kassel, Kiel, Nuremburg, Weimar, Wiesbaden as well as at theatres such as San Francisco Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Het Musiktheater in Amsterdam, Flanders Opera, the National Opera of Bulgaria and Welsh National Opera.
His repertoire comprises over 60 major roles of Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Gounod, Meyerbeer and Berlioz - as well as a significant number of 20th century masterworks and world premieres. For Opera Australia, his roles include Almaviva (The Barber of Seville), Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Leicester (Maria Stuarda), Fenton (Falstaff), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Nadir (The Pearl Fishers) and as “the Boy” in the world premiere of Madeline Lee - for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination. In 2016, he will sing Loge in Opera Australia’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Christopher's recent role for Melbourne Opera was Belmonte in Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio.