Christopher Carbin makes his LAO debut as Fate and Jove in The Death of Orpheus.
Praised by Opera News for his “velvety purr” and by Opera Today for his “sheen and amplitude,” he is quickly becoming recognized for his artistic versatility and affinity for new opera. His appearances for the 2019/20 season include The Ghosts of Versailles at the Royal Opera at the Palace of Versailles and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Pacific Opera Project.
He spent the 2018/2019 season as an Apprentice Artist with Palm Beach Opera. Following his residency in Palm Beach, he returned to the Glimmerglass Festival as a second-year Young Artist, singing the Ghost Quartet in The Ghosts of Versailles and Narumov in The Queen of Spades. In the summer of 2018, he joined the Glimmerglass Festival as a Young Artist, covering the roles of Harašta in The Cunning Little Vixen and the British Major in Kevin Puts's Silent Night.
He has collaborated with such artists as Cerise Jacobs, Paola Prestini, and Julian Wachner in several workshop productions of the new operas Gilgamesh and Rev. 23, and in the fall of 2018 created the role of Marsyas in the world premiere of PermaDeath, by Cerise Jacobs and Dan Visconti.
He returned to the New England Conservatory of Music as a guest artist in 2018, performing the role of Sarastro in The Magic Flute.
In 2017, he made his debut with Odyssey Opera singing the role of Armando in Donizetti's rarely performed L'assedio di Calais under the baton of Gil Rose. He returned to Odyssey Opera in 2018, performing the role of Talbot in Verdi's rarely staged Giovanna d'Arco.
In 2017, he performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a concert reading of a new Elena Ruehr opera, Crafting the Bonds, before making his Colorado debut with the Crested Butte Opera Studio as Simone in Gianni Schicchi.
As a 2016 Gerdine Young Artist with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Christopher performed the role of the Assassin in Macbeth. Also at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, he covered the role of Abdullah in the world premiere of Shalimar the Clown by Jack Perla and Rajiv Joseph, under the baton of Jayce Ogren. Upon returning from St. Louis, Christopher joined the Boston Lyric Opera chorus for their revolutionary production of Carmen.
Other roles he has performed include Claudio in Agrippina, Tío Sarvaor in La Vida Breve, Gideon March/Mr. Dashwood in Little Women and Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
He holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a M.M. in Vocal Performance with a concentration in Vocal Pedagogy from the New England Conservatory of Music.