Christopher Lowrey
New England First Place Winner 2013, 2014

National Council Semifinalist, 2014

After summer performances as Bajazet in Vivaldi’s Tamerlano with Pinchgut Opera in Sydney and as Arioco in Falvetti’s Nabucco withCappella Mediterranea in Versailles and Brussels, Christopher Lowrey began the 2015-2016 season as David in Handel’s oratorio Saul at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Romania, and Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. In 2016 the countertenor will encore his Oberon at Yale Opera and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. Also on his calendar: the title roles in excerpts from Handel’s The Choice of Hercules and Solomon with The English Concert in London; Joachim in Handel’s Susannah at the Göttingen Handel Festival, and Didymus in Handel’s Theodora in a return to Pinchgut Opera. He will also take part in the “Messiah” in Nagana, Saitama and Tokyo in Japan, in London, and with Boston Baroque, and travel to California for a series of March recitals entitled “The Art of the Countertenor” with Voices of Music.


American-born and London-based, Christopher holds degrees with distinction from Brown University, St John's College, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. In recent seasons the counter has appeared as the Pastore/Speranza in Montverdi’s Orfeo at the Royal Opera House, Gernando in Handel’s Faramondo at the 2014 Göttingen International Handel Festival in Sweden and in Brisbane, L'humana fragilità in Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria with Boston Baroque, Polluce in the modern premiere of Cavalli's Elena at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, which toured to six cities in France, the Pastore in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican Centre, Joacim in Susanna for the Iford Festival, and Creonte in the modern premiere of L'Ippolito by Francisco António de Almeida at the Casa da Música. Concert appearances include Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and his “St. John Passion” with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Holst Singers, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Cadogan Hall, and Handel’s Messiah with the Royal National Scottish Orchestra and “Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno” with La Nuova Musica, and  the “St John Passion” with Boston Baroque.


In Brisbane in 2015, Christopher received Australia’s Helpmann Award as Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera for his performances as Gernando in the Göttingen production of Faramondo. The countertenor has also  received the 2013-14 Sullivan Foundation Award, the London Handel Society's Michael Oliver Prize at the 2010 Handel Singing Competition, and the Rhode Island chapter of the 2005 National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, and was a finalist in the 2008 London Bach Society Competition and the 2006 Fulbright Scholarship competition.



Mr. Lowrey's website.

Return to List of Singers












Home |Late Breaking News|Previous Years| Currently Singing in Boston|FAQ for Singers| List of Singers|Reviews|Photos|Prizes|Our Singers at the BLO|Singer Application| MFA Concert|Newsletters|FAQ for Patrons| Become a Patron|The National Council| Committee|Links|Contact the Webmaestro