An American singer known for his old world lyricism, refined stagecraft and striking good-looks, Christopher Temporelli is a frequent guest of international opera and concert stages. His schedule regularly encompasses such companies as Opera Atelier (Toronto), Fort Worth Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Michigan Opera Theater, New York City Opera, Opera Saratoga and Virginia Opera. His recent engagements include the Old Hebrew SAMSON ET DALILA with the Prague State Opera at the Seoul Arts Centre and Beethoven 9th Symphony in Busan with the Eulsukdo Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming engagements include Winterreise with leading Korean pianist Yong-Hi Moon.
Christopher Temporelli’s recent highlights include his debut performance at the Chamber Music Society in Busan, Korea, after which he returned to New York City to perform at the Columbus Day Parade Gala and then ‘live’ from the parade’s red carpet, singing ‘O tu Palermo’, broadcast on ABC and international affiliates. Other successes include his Michigan Opera Theater debut in the role of Achilla GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO with David Daniels; Colline LA BOHEME in his debut with Dayton Opera; the Judge in Glass’ ORPHEE in a return to Virginia Opera; Commendatore DON GIOVANNI with Syracuse Opera; Basilio IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Opera Memphis and Mississippi Opera; Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the National Arts Centre Orchestra under conductor Pinchas Zukerman; Mozart Requiem in a return to the New York Choral Society and Tom UN BALLO IN MASCHERA with Austin Lyric Opera.
Other highlights include Colline with Syracuse Opera; Zuniga CARMEN and Impresario and Direttore in VIVA LA MAMMA , both with Lake George Opera; singing as soloist in Messiah with both the New Choral Society (NY) and St. Marks Episcopal Church (CT); in a concert entitled “The Essential Puccini” with the Washington Chorus at the Kennedy Center; his debut with Virginia Opera as Angelotti TOSCA; Sorcerer DIDO & AENEAS with Opera Meraviglia; soloist in Haydn’s The Creation with Princeton ProMusica; in Messiah with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church; recitals through the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council, the Morning Music Club (NY), the Art League of Bonita Springs, and in Anguilla in the Caribbean; and a solo appearance in a private reception for the Secretary General of the United Nations.
In recent seasons Mr. Temporelli made his Canadian debut at Opera Atelier in Toronto performing the role of Neptune in Monteverdi’s IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA, joined the roster of New York City Opera for their production of FALSTAFF, and sang the roles of Dottore Grenvil LA TRAVIATA and Betto GIANNI SCHICCHI and BUOSO’S GHOST with Lake George Opera. He also appeared at Symphony Space for the University of Michigan’s Alumni Concert. In summer of 2007, Mr. Temporelli was a member of Glimmerglass Opera’s renowned Young American Artist Program and made his critically acclaimed mainstage debut with the company as The Judge in Philip Glass’s ORPHEE and Pluto in Monteverdi’s L’ORFEO.
Past highlights include Dottore Grenvil LA TRAVIATA with Fort Worth Opera; Alidoro LA CENERENTOLA at the Pine Mountain Music Festival; as soloist in the Fauré Requiem with the Monmouth Civic Chorus; Grandpa Moss in Copland’s THE TENDER LAND and Master Pausanias in Chabrier’s AN INCOMPLETE EDUCATION with Bronx Opera; and Marquis de la Force in DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES, Escamillo CARMEN, and Judge Turpin in SWEENEY TODD at the Seagle Music Colony. Other notable past roles include the title role in DON PASQUALE with the Opera Company of Mid-Michigan and the Forester in THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN at the University of Michigan.
Mr. Temporelli was recognized in a live broadcast from New York to the 2007 San Remo Festival in Italy and internationally on the RAI network after receiving an award from the Franco Zefferelli Fund for the Arts and subsequently was invited by the Columbus Club to appear in recital. He was also the 2006 recipient of the Liederkranz Foundation’s Norman Carlberg Award and performed in a winners’ concert at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. He appeared in a gala performance at New York City’s historic Hudson Theater after being awarded the Andy Anselmo Achievement Award, and was a 2007 finalist for both the Jensen Foundation Competition and the Albanese-Puccini Foundation.
Christopher Temporelli received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance from the University of Michigan, where he studied with opera luminaries Shirley Verrett and George Shirley. He studied additionally at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany, where he performed at the Haus zur Lieben Hand. Also a gifted pianist, Mr. Temporelli has performed repertoire for solo piano at music festivals in England, as well as at the Moscow and St. Petersburg conservatories in Russia.
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