Current engagements of British tenor Christopher Gillett include RED WHISKERS Billy Budd The George Enescu International Festival, DON CURZIO Le Nozze di Figaro Staatsoper Berlin, SOOTHSAYER in the world premiere of Battistelli’s Julius Caesar Opera di Roma, BARDOLFO Falstaff and CHAPLITSKY Pique Dame Grange Park Opera, and FLUTE A Midsummer Night’s Dream Opera Zuid, Festival d’Aix en Provence and Beijing Music Festival. He is also directing and designing Der Schauspieldirektor for Opera Zuid.

Past appearances have included TRIQUET Eugene Onegin Scottish Opera‚ HENRI CLERVAL Frankenstein and BEADLE BAMFORD Sweeney Todd La Monnaie and Bergen Opera, RED WHISKERS Billy Budd Teatro Real Madrid‚ Opera di Roma and Royal Opera House Covent Garden. REV. HORACE ADAMS Peter Grimes Teatro alla Scala and Aldeburgh Festival‚ VALZACCHI Der Rosenkavalier Glyndebourne Festival‚ EMPEROR Turandot Northern Ireland Opera‚ MR LOVELACE A Harlot’s Progress (world premiere) Theater an der Wien‚ CURA Il Postino (world premiere), ARNALTA L’Incoronazione di Poppea and BASILIO Le nozze di Figaro Los Angeles Opera‚ FLUTE A Midsummer Night’s Dream Teatro alla Scala‚ SELLEM The Rake’s Progress Birmingham Symphony‚ and PISANDRO Il Ritorno d’Ulisse Amsterdam‚ Antwerp‚ Lisbon‚ Sydney and New York.

His many operatic world premieres include Rosa‚ a horse opera‚ Broken Strings/Snatched by the Gods‚ Gassir the hero‚ Alice Dutch National Opera AmsterdamA King Riding La Monnaie and TEA Suntory Hall‚ Tokyo. He has performed in national premieres of Die Soldaten English National Opera and Die Wände Oper Frankfurt. Other 20th century roles include DOV The Knot Garden Royal Opera House Covent Garden‚ and ASCHENBACH Death in Venice Teatro Carlo Felice Genova. Baroque performances include Scarlatti’s Il Telemaco Opéra de Nice‚ Provenzale’s La Stellidaura Vendicante La Monnaie and La Didone Lausanne and Montpellier.

In concert, Christopher has sung at the Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, BBC Proms, and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, with London Mozart Players‚ King’s College Choir, London Sinfonietta, Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Rundfunkorchester, Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Northern Symphonia, English Concert, Tokyo Symphony, and others. On CD/DVD‚ he recorded the title roles of Albert Herring and The Martyrdom of St Magnus‚ roles in Billy BuddThe Beggar’s OperaPeter GrimesA Midsummer Night’s DreamKing PriamIl Ritorno d’Ulissse in Patria‚ and operas by Oliver Knussen and Tan Dun. He has filmed Britten’s The Journey of the Magi with Pierre Audi‚ directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream at University of Illinois and has written several book.

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