Christopher Campbell had great success in his Los Angeles Master Chorale debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall in the role of Guajardo in the world premiere of Don Davis’ Rio De Sangre. In January 2008 he sang the title role in another new opera, Tony Caruso’s Final Broadcast, at the National Opera Association convention. Mr. Campbell has appeared with New York City Opera National Company, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Pacific, Opera San Jose and many other companies throughout the U.S. Signature roles include Canio in Pagliacci, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Don Jose in Carmen, Alfredo in La Traviata, Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Manrico in Il Trovatore and Cavaradossi in Tosca. He has sung with many California companies in Verdi programs including Long Beach Opera, Opera San Jose, Santa Barbara Grand Opera Association, Bayshore Lyric Opera, West Bay Opera, Pacific Repertory Opera, Pasadena Lyric Opera, Riverside Concert Opera, Inland Cities Opera, OperaOrchestra of Los Angeles, San Francisco Lyric Opera and Southland Opera.
With Opera Pacific, Mr. Campbell sang a number of solo roles, most notably as Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor opposite Ruth Ann Swenson. He also played William Marshall in the West Coast premiere of Regina featuring Carol Neblett, conducted by John Mauceri. Other operatic credits include Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Tall Prisoner in From the House of the Dead, Il Familiare in L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Amante in Amelia Goes to the Ball. ~ As guest soloist, Mr. Campbell has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ambassador Auditorium, Royce Hall at UCLA and the Crystal Cathedral. His oratorio repertoire includes the works of Handel, Berlioz, Bach, Honegger, Dubois, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Beethoven. He has appeared as soloist with the South Coast Symphony, Inland Empire Symphony, Merced Symphony, Loma Linda Chamber Orchestra, California Master Chorale, Indian Wells Desert Symphony, California Philharmonic Orchestra, Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, Roswell Symphony, Bakersfield Symphony, Santa Maria Symphony and in the West Coast premiere of Misa Tango by Luis Bacalov with the Diablo Valley Master Chorale. Mr. Campbell’s training includes studies at the University of Southern California and work with esteemed master teachers including the great French baritone Martial Singher and Metropolitan Opera stars Blanch Thebom, Giorgio Tozzi, Dorothy Kirsten, Herta Glaz, Joan Sutherland and Maestro Richard Bonynge. He continued his training in apprenticeships with Michigan Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera and Opera Pacific and is a graduate of OperaWorks, the prestigious performance training program directed by Ann Baltz.