“Here surprised the American baritone Christopher Bolduc. He plays perfectly the role of the undiscerning, idolized and head to toe narcissist. He is a modern-day Don Juan who has already thrown his grandeur to the waste heap of history. Above all, Bolduc sings with his gorgeous robust, agile baritone, making the more rapid figures with impressive virtuosity and suppleness, and also has the right seductive sound. The breakneck champagne aria, which in this modern production could be the ‘beer aria’, he handles magnificently.”
– Don Giovanni, Theater Basel
Increasingly sought-after for his handsome, flexible baritone and vibrant stage presence, Christopher Bolduc is making a name for himself throughout the United States and Europe. Already in his young career, he has performed leading roles at Oper Köln, Glyndebourne, Theater Basel, Fort Worth Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Central City Opera, and most recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Jake in Nico Muhly’s Two Boys.
In addition to Jake at the Met, the 2013/14 season includes Christopher as the Huntsman in Heinz Holliger’s Schneewittchen at Theater Basel and Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore at Oper Köln.
Last season’s highlights included Guglielmo in Così fan tutte at Oper Köln, Il Conte di Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro with Theater Basel on tour in Japan, and Ramiro in L’heure espagnole at Glyndebourne.
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 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship recipient.
Christopher Bolduc is a native of New York and is a graduate of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He is a student of Bill Schuman.
Updated: October 2013