Bass-Baritone- City Opera Debut: Tosca, 2016
Praised for his “commanding sonority” (Opera News) and described as “handsome, agile and with a voice to match” (Boulder Daily Camera), Bass-Baritone Christopher Job is a “rising star on the American opera scene.” (Grand Junction Free Press) A house favorite at The Metropolitan Opera since the beginning of his career, he has been featured in six of their “Live in HD” broadcasts, and has appeared in numerous other productions such as Tosca, Der Rosenkavalier, Roberto Devereux, Werther, Macbeth, and The Nose; among others. Several of these productions can be found on DVD, including his Grammy-Nominated recording of Der Rosenkavalier, and he was also featured on their 50th Anniversary Lincoln Center Gala. He returns to the Met next season for Manon Lescaut, Macbeth, Le nozze di Figaro, La Cenerentola, La Traviata, Tosca, and The Magic Flute. He recently made his L.A. Philharmonic debut under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, and then returned for his Hollywood Bowl debut in Verdi's Otello with Gustavo Dudamel. As a Southern California native, Mr. Job is thrilled to be making his L.A. Opera debut this season in La Traviata under James Conlon. This July he will join Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra in Vail, Colorado to perform Puccini's Tosca, and soon after, will begin recording Handel's Messiah with the Royal Philharmonic at the famed Abbey Road Studios.