Mahler Recital – Philadelphia

“Although still a student at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Christopher Bolduc displayed an impressive artistic maturity along with the natural blessings of a glorious baritone voice. In songs such as “Revelge,” “Lied des Verfolgten im Turm,” “Liebst du um Schönheit” and “Die Zwei Blauen Augen,” he sang with commanding commitment to delineating the straightforward meaning of the text as well as its underlying subtext. His control over a wide variety of intensity, width and speed of vibrato was astounding for its sheer technical mastery but even more so for Bolduc’s interpretive understanding of when and where to employ which particular effect to achieve his interpretive result. There were  moments when he sang high and soft with almost no vibrato at all — an incredibly difficult feat for any singer but especially for a young baritone — and then passages immediately afterwards during which he sang with the full throttle of his warm, resonant voice wide open. Each and every timbral effect was utilized to strike the right gesture and set the precise mood of the words of the poetry and the music Mahler had composed to project and enhance them.”

La bohème – Palm Beach Opera