This season, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn (Donner) returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Bizet’s Carmen and Bizet’s Les Troyens, The Metropolitan Opera as Colline in Puccini’s La bohème, and Dallas Opera for Bellini’s Norma, and made his debuts with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Symphony, and at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre.
Mr. Van Horn has appeared in concert at the Salzburg Easter Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle, at Carnegie Hall in a concert programmed by the Emerson String Quartet as part of its Perspective Series, and in Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Pacific Symphony, and the opening concerts of the Bard Music Festival. Mr. Van Horn has also appeared at San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Bavarian Staatsoper, Rome Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, and Netherlands Opera, and at the Salzburg and Munich Festivals.
He recorded the title role in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for Sony Classical, and recently appeared in The Met’s HD broadcast of Verdi’s Falstaff.
Christian Van Horn received his master’s degree in music from Yale University and is a graduate of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. His numerous honors include winning at the 2003 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a 2003 Sarah Tucker Study Grant, First Place at the 2002 MacAllister Competition Collegiate Division, a prize in the 2002 Liederkranz Foundation Vocal Competition, and the Richman Award from Opera Theatre of St. Louis.