Hailed by the New York Times as “A stage animal with a big bass voice” the 26 year old Basso Cantante is quickly garnering praise from companies and critics alike. Making his debuting this summer at the Glimmerglass Festival as the Bass Soloist in David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion and covering the Baron Kelbar in Verdi’s King for a Day. Pistola in Falstaff with the Martina Arroyo Foundation, Zuniga and Colline in Carmen and La Boheme respectively with Long Island Opera. Christian performed the speaking role of the Porter in Manon at the Metropolitan Opera and understudied the principal acting role of Agamemnon in Iphigenie en Tauride at the MET. At Weill Hall as Il Commendatore in DON GIOVANNI; He has sung Sarastro in Die Zauberflote, ˆZuniga in Carmen, and Angellotti in Tosca with New York Lyric Opera as well as Don Basilio in Il Barbieri di Siviglia with Capitol Heights Opera. The 2013-14’ season will see Christian make his debut with Minnesota Opera as Sarastro (Die Zauberflote), Lamoral (Arabella), The Innkeeper (Manon Lescaut) and cover Banquo (Macbeth).Christian is also a stage combat captain at the MET; supervising or performing roles in Boris Godunov, Tosca, Don Carlo, Giulio Caesare, and Il Trovatore.