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Biography

Highlights of Christopher Purves’s (Alberich) 2016–17 season include the title role in Richard Jones’s new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni for English National Opera; The Protector in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin for Royal Opera, Covent Garden; the title role in Barrie Kosky’s production of Handel’s Saul at the Adelaide Festival; and Alberich in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung for Houston Grand Opera. Recent highlights include Written on Skin led by Alan Gilbert at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart festival as well as on tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra; his debut at the Opéra national de Paris in Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron; Alberich in Götterdämmerung at the Bavarian Staatsoper and in Wagner’s Siegfried with Canadian Opera Company and Houston Grand Opera; his return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera as the Gamekeeper in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen; the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at Opera North; Golaud in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Welsh National Opera; and the title role in Saul for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Other operatic highlights include appearances at Royal Opera, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Salzburg Festival, Berlin Staatsoper, and Netherlands Opera.

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