Praised for his “commanding sonority” (Opera News), bass-baritone Christopher Job is a “rising star on the American opera scene” (Grand Junction Free Press). This season, Job performs the role of Sarastro in The Magic Flute with Opera Fairbanks, sings in the Verdi Requiem with Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) in New York, in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with DCINY in Barcelona and Phoenix Symphony, portrays Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Idaho, Ashby in La fanciulla del West with New York City Opera, sings in Handel’s Messiah with DCINY at Carnegie Hall, portrays Buff in Mozart’s The Impresario with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Sciarone in Tosca, also appearing there in productions of Cendrillon and Roméo et Juliette.
Last season, Job took on the roles of Leporello in Don Giovanni at Bar Harbor Music Festival, Alidoro in La cenerentola with Opera Fort Collins, Basilio in The Barber of Seville with Virginia Opera, Petr Fedorovič Basmanov in Dvořák’s Dimitrij with Odyssey Opera, sang in Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall, and returned to the Metropolitan Opera for the roles of Brühlmann in Werther and 4th Waiter in Der Rosenkavalier, also appearing there in productions of Roméo et Juliette and Eugene Onegin.
A house favorite at the Metropolitan Opera, Job has been engaged by the company since making his début there in the production of The Nose under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Other notable engagements there include the role of Sir Gualtiero Raleigh in Roberto Devereux and his appearances in Don Carlo, The Enchanted Island, From the House of the Dead, and Lulu created by world-renowned artist and director William Kentridge. He could be seen in “The Met: Live in HD” broadcasts of Werther and Macbeth.
An experienced concert artist, Job has been heard as bass soloist in a variety of popular works at some of the leading venues in the country. Highlights include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall and Christ on the Mount of Olives with St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and a performance of My Fair Lady with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Rob Fisher at Avery Fisher Hall where he was featured in the Cockney Quartet, sharing the stage with Kelsey Grammer and Brian Dennehy.