Christopher Holmes (Morales)
Baritone, Christopher Holmes, is enthusiastically described as a “powerful, melodious baritone” with “soul and passion.” His outstanding musicality and affinity for opera is reflected in his work as the Captain in Bernstein’s Candide, Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Top in Copland’s The Tender Land, and Vernon in Hoiby’s Summer and Smoke while covering the role of John Buchanan.
With Austin Lyric Opera, Mr. Holmes appeared in the Texas premiere of Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, as Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat at Utah Festival Opera, and as Sonora in La Fanciulla Del West. His Germont with Opera del Sol was praised as being “truly polished, controlled, professional and superb.” His Figaro was declared to have “radiated authority.” His presentation of the secondary baritone role in Faust was celebrated as “some of the most stylish singing in the show.” Christopher Holmes is equally at home in concert repertoire performing Brahms’ A German Requiem, The Fauré Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G Major, Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor for Texas State University, Handel’s Messiah, selections from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Porgy and Bess, and An Evening of Gershwin, Kern, and Porter. Fluent in Italian, Mr. Holmes holds degrees in voice and opera from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Temple University.