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Christian Van Horn (born 1978 in Rockville Centre, New York) is an American operatic bass-baritone and has appeared with many of the world's most prestigious opera companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Canadian Opera Company, Netherlands Opera, San Francisco Opera, Salzburg Festival, Los Angeles Opera, and The Grand Théâtre du Genève. His roles include the title roles in Le nozze di Figaro and Bioto's Mefistofele, the Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Mephistopheles in Faust, Zaccaria in Nabucco, Escamillo in Carmen, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Banquo in Macbeth, Colline in La Bohème, and Claudio in Aggrippina. Van Horn has also appeared as a concert soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic among others.
This season, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn returns to the Metropolitan Opera for his role debut as the title role in Mefistofele and in productions of La bohème and La Clemenza di Tito. He also makes his debut at the Paris Opera as Narbal in Les Troyens, and returns to the Bayersiche Staatsoper as Escamillo in Carmen and the San Francisco Opera as Zoroastro in Orlando.
Mr. Van Horn has appeared in many of the great opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Bayerische Staatsoper, Rome Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, and Netherlands Opera, and at the Salzburg and Munich festivals. His many roles include the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Mephistopheles in Faust, the Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Escamillo in Carmen, Enrico in Anna Bolena, Colline in La bohème, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Timur in Turandot, Banquo in Macbeth, Oroveso in Norma, Zaccaria in Nabucco, Gessler in Guillaume Tell, and Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette. He also appeared in the world premieres of Tan Dun's Tea: A Mirror of the Soul at the Santa Fe Opera and Marco Tutino's Two Women at the San Francisco Opera, and in the American premiere of Thomas Adés' The Exterminating Angel at the Metropolitan Opera.