Christopher Job

Christopher Job

Praised for his “commanding sonority” (Opera News) and described as “handsome, agile, and with a voice to match” (Boulder Daily Camera), Bass-Baritone Christopher Job is a “rising star on the American opera scene” (Grand Junction Free Press). In 2019 Job made his début with Los Angeles Opera as Dr. Grenvil in La Traviata and sang Sciarrone in Tosca with Bravo! Vail Music Festival.  He also returned to Carnegie Hall for Handel’s Messiah which he recently recorded live for the New Choral Society in New York.  This summer, 2021, he returned to the stage as Uncle in Elizabeth Cree with West Edge Opera. Mr. Job was slated to perform a variety of roles for the Metropolitan Opera in 2020 and 2021 and will be returning to the esteemed house this season for productions of Rigoletto, Don Carlos, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Le nozze di Figaro, and The Rake’s Progress.

Calendar

Event Date
Dec 2
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Mar 12
Tosca
Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York
Dec 31
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Jun 11
Rigoletto
Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York
Event Date
Jan 8
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Apr 21
Le nozze di Figaro
Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York
Event Date
Feb 28
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Mar 26
Don Carlos
Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York
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Mar 19
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May 7
Madama Butterfly
Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York
Event Date
May 30
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Jun 11
The Rake's Progress
Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York

Artist Bio

Praised for his “commanding sonority” (Opera News) and described as “handsome, agile, and with a voice to match” (Boulder Daily Camera), Bass-Baritone Christopher Job is a “rising star on the American opera scene” (Grand Junction Free Press). In 2019 Job made his début with Los Angeles Opera as Dr. Grenvil in La Traviata and sang Sciarrone in Tosca with Bravo! Vail Music Festival.  He also returned to Carnegie Hall for Handel’s Messiah which he recently recorded live for the New Choral Society in New York.  This summer, 2021, he returned to the stage as Uncle in Elizabeth Cree with West Edge Opera. Mr. Job was slated to perform a variety of roles for the Metropolitan Opera in 2020 and 2021 and will be returning to the esteemed house this season for productions of Rigoletto, Don Carlos, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Le nozze di Figaro, and The Rake’s Progress.

Mr. Job has been engaged by the Metropolitan Opera since the beginning of his career, making his house début for their production of The Nose under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Other notable engagements with the esteemed opera house include the role of Sciaronne in Tosca, Sir Gualtiero Raleigh in Roberto Devereux and their productions of Don Carlo, The Enchanted Island, The Nose, Janáček’s From the House of the Dead, and Lulu created by world-renowned artist and director William Kentridge. Additionally, Job has joined the company for productions of La Cendrillon, Roméo et Juliette, La Fanciulla del West, Clemenza di Tito, and Tosca. He also can be seen on seven of their “Live in HD” broadcasts including as Brühlmann in Werther and in their production of Macbeth.

A globally sought-after artist, Mr. Job has been featured in many impressive international opera houses. Some highlights include the role of Alidoro in La Cenerentola in his French début with Le festival de Belle-Île-en-Mer and the roles of Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Il Podestà in La gazza ladra in his Italian début with Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Additional international engagements include numerous other opera and concert appearances in countries such as France, Italy, Israel, Austria, the UK, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

Mr. Job has appeared in productions of some of opera’s best-known titles throughout the country. Some highlights include his début in the title role of Le nozze di Figaro with Fargo-Moorhead Opera; Escamillo in Carmen with Lyric Opera Virginia; Angelotti in Tosca with New York City Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera; Hobson in Peter Grimes at the Princeton Festival; Colline in La bohème with Lyric Opera Baltimore; and Fifth Jew in Salome with Palm Beach Opera.

Other notable operatic performances include the creation of the role of Senator Thomas Jordon in the world première of Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Putz’ The Manchurian Candidate with Minnesota Opera; role of Ashby in La fanciulla del West and Aguirre in Brokeback Mountain with New York City Opera, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Fairbanks, and Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Idaho. He has performed Olin Blitch in Susannah to critical acclaim with Opera Idaho and in his début with Ash Lawn Opera. Critics wrote: “Bass-baritone Christopher Job sings stunningly well as the Olin Blitch, the preacher dealing with his own demons.” Additionally, Mr. Job performed a featured role in Bernstein’s On the Town in his début with Barrington Stage Company, directed by Tony Award-winning John Rando and choreographed by Josh Bergasse, under whose auspices that production went to Broadway and the role of the Wolf/Prince in Into the Woods with Charlottesville Opera.

With an admirable repertoire, notable previous engagements also include the role of Kilan in Der Freischütz with Des Moines Metro Opera; Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette and Count Horn in Un ballo in maschera as a resident artist with Minnesota Opera; Dr. Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, Zuniga in Carmen, and General Godofredo de la Barca in Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s La Curandera all with Opera Colorado; and Caronte in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo ed Euridice, The Poet in Phillip Glass’s Orphée, and Capellio in I Capuleti e I Montecchi with Glimmerglass Opera.

An extremely experienced concert artist, Mr. Job performed the bass solo on a multitude of popular works at some of the leading venues in the country. Often performing on the stages of Carnegie Hall, his previous concerts at the hall include Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, , Haydn’s Lord Nelson’s Mass and Händel’s Messiah, which he has also performed with Avery Fisher Hall and on tours with Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Other highlights include a performance of Haydn’s Creation with Greeley Philharmonic and Concord Symphony; many of Beethoven’s works including Symphony No. 9 at Avery Fisher Hall, Christ on the Mount of Olives with St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Missa Solemnis with Colorado Springs Philharmonic; and, under the baton of Rob Fisher, a performance at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, where he was featured in the Cockney Quartet in My Fair Lady, sharing the stage with Kelsey Grammer and Brian Dennehy. Job has performed as a featured soloist in masterworks with Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) such as Handel’s Messiah and Verdi’s Requiem and performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with DCINY in Barcelona. Additionally, Mr. Job has performed Puf in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and in an all Vaughn Williams Christmas Concert with Lexington Philharmonic.

A Grand Prize Winner of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, and a second-place winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council
auditions for both the Upper Midwest Region and the Rocky Mountain region, he received his Master’s in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University.

Updated September 1, 2021.

Audio Samples

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Excerpt from Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27

“Confutatis” from Verdi’s Requiem

Press

"...sings stunningly well..." – The Daily Progress

Susannah – “Christopher Job sings stunningly well as Olin Blitch.”

"...commanding authority..." – Opera News

Così fan tutte – “The power figure Caronte drew commanding authority from Christopher Job.”

"...sang with bold conviction and penetrating musicality...” – Boston Classical Review

Dimitrij – “Christopher Job as leader of the Tsar’s army, sang with bold conviction and penetrating musicality.”

"...renews our sense of amazement in the human voice..." – Grand Junction Free Press

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 – “Christopher Job renews our sense of amazement in the human voice and its ability to make music.”

"...a standout..." – Oenida Daily Dispatch

I Capuleti e Montecchi – “Bass, Christopher Job, a standout last summer at Glimmerglass as Caronte in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo was a strong Capellio.”