“Die Schau stiehlt ihm allerdings Marcello, der trotz beklagter klirrende Kälte seine gestalterischen Tätigkeiten mit Perücke und oberkörperfrei ausführt. Der gebürtige junge Amerikaner Christopher Bolduc gibt sich mit seinem knackigen und dezent trainierten Körper ganz im Stil der heutigen jungen Erwachsenen: Mit einem großen Tattoo am linken Arm, das bis zur Brust und Schulter reicht. Wobei diese Äußerlichkeiten zwar nicht zählen, aber dennoch nett anzuschauen sind. Zumal er nicht nur auch ein sehr großes schauspielerisches Talent hat (überzeugt als treuer Kumpel wie als feuriger Liebhaber). Zu alledem singt der Bariton mit unbändiger Kraft. Ein vielversprechendes junges Talent.”
– Markus Gründig, kulturfreak.de, 14 Oct 2014, La Bohème, Wiesbaden

American baritone Christopher Bolduc has performed leading roles at Oper Köln, Glyndebourne, Theater Basel, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Fort Worth Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Central City Opera and in the 2013/14 season made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Jake in Nico Muhly’s Two Boys.

In addition to Jake at the Met, career highlights include 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) & the Huntsman (Schneewittchen) at Theater Basel; and Marcello (La Bohéme), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Il Conte di Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) & the title role in Eugene Onegin at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

In the 2017/18 season Christopher makes his house and title role debut in Billy Budd at the Prague National Theatre. In addition, he makes three role debuts at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden: Lescaut in Manon, Wolfram in Tannhäuser and the title role in Don Giovanni. Also in Wiesbaden, he returns to the role of Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Marcello in La Bohéme and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte.

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. He is a student of Bill Schuman.

Updated: September 2017