Christopher Bolduc starts the 2017/18 season at Staatstheater Wiesbaden as Belcore in a revival of L’elisir d’amore. He then sings Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon and Wolfram von Eschenbach in Tannhäuser. Both are new productions.
Later in the season, also in Wiesbaden, he performs Marcello in La Bohème, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and makes his title role debut in Don Giovanni. Christopher Bolduc is also a guest singer at the National Theatre (Národní divaldo) in Prague where he makes his title role debut in Billy Budd.
In the past season he sang Papageno in the new production of Die Zauberflöte and he made his debut as Onegin in Eugene Onegin at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where he also performed Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro and Marcello in La Bohème.
In the 2015/16 season Christopher Bolduc sang Ulisse (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) in Lausanne and returned to the Staatstheater Wiesbaden for Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the 2013/14 season as Jake in Nico Muhly’s Two Boys.
Even if it is standard today, it should be noted: sung in Russian, which is once more to be credited to the singers without Slavic roots. One of them is the American Christopher Bolduc, who gives his role debut in the title role with a striking, conspicuously high baritone.
In addition to Jake at the Met, career highlights include Christopher as Ramiro (L’heure espagnole) in Glyndebourne, Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) at Oper Köln and Fort Worth Opera, Il Conte di Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and the Huntsman (Schneewittchen) at Theater Basel and Marcello (La Bohéme) and Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden.
Mr. Bolduc has won top prizes in several national and international competitions, including the Sullivan Foundation Competition, the Gerda Lissner Competition, the Julian Gayarre Competition, the Florida Grand Opera Competition, The Opera Index, Inc. Competition, The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, The Giulio Gari Foundation, the Loren Zachary Society Foundation Competition, and the Liederkranz Foundation Awards for Voice. He is also a two-time national semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In 2011, Mr. Bolduc was selected as a $50,000 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship recipient.
Christopher Bolduc is a native of New York and is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and the Purchase College Conservatory of Music.