Christian Van Horn
New England First Place Winner, 2003
National Council Winner 2003

This season bass-baritone Christian Van Horn (2003) is Colline in La bohème at the Met, Alidoro in La Cenerentola and Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Escamillo with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, and Il Prefetto in Linda di Chamounix with Rome Opera. In the 2014-2015 season he appeared in six productions with San Francisco Opera, beginning in the fall as Oroveso in Norma, Samuel in Un ballo in maschera, Alidoro in La Cenerentola (role debut), and Colline in La bohème, and returning in June for more role debuts as Narbal in Les troyens and the Feldmarshal in the world premiere of Marco Tutino’s La Ciociara, which is based on the Alberto Moravia novel and later film “Two Sisters.” The bass-baritone also made his San Diego Opera debut as Colline before returning to Germany for the Four Villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Donner in Das Rheingold with the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra. Christian also returned to Boston as Prospero in the world premiere of Joseph Summer’s The Tempest, and made his debut with Seattle Opera as Zaccharia in Nabucco. In the 2013/2014 season Christian appeared in Toronto as Colline and took on that signature role at the Met, along with Pistola in their new Falstaff, and returned to Chicago as Publio in La clemenza di Tito.


Born in Rockville Centre, New York, Christian holds a Master of Music degree and an Artists Diploma in Voice and Opera from the Yale University School of Music. He was a member of the Ryan Opera Center for two years with Lyric Opera of Chicago, appearing as the King in Aida, Zuniga in Carmen, Count Ceprano in Rigoletto, and the Police Kommisarius in Der Rosenkavalier. He then spent three seasons on the ensemble roster of the Bayerische Staatsoper performing over a dozen different roles. Other early appearances included the title role in Chicago Opera Theatre’s Le nozze di Figaro and Masetto in Don Giovanni in his Florida Grand Opera debut; he returned to FGO to sing Karenin in the world premiere of David Carlson’s Anna Karenina and then encored the role with Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Christian’s extensive resume also includes Colline with Baltimore Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Le Théâtre des Champs-élysées, and Santa Fe Opera; Mozart’s Figaro at Arizona Opera, Staatsoper Stuttgart and at Perm Opera (Russia), Timur in Turandot with Portland Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Dallas Opera, Zuniga at Opera Pacific, the Salzburg Österfestspiele, the Salzburg Festival and with the Berlin Philharmonic, and Raimondo with Virginia Opera and Chicago Lyric.


Christian has been recognized with grants and awards from the Richard Tucker Foundation, the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation, the Opera Index, the MacAllister Foundarion, the Liederkranz Foundation, and Licia Albanese-Puccini competitions.

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Mr. Van Horn is represented by Caroline Woodfield, ICM Artists, Ltd

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