Christopher Anderson-West is a California based Full Lyric Tenor.
After having been discovered by a voice teacher while pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter in his twenties, Christopher went on to receive a wonderful education at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Currently Christopher coaches with Maestros William Vendice and Peter Mark as well as working with Rakefet Hak, Timothy Leon and Renee Sousa in Los Angeles on a regular basis. (please click CV to see a full listing of teachers, education and roles performed)
Christopher has had the pleasure of performing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles (LA Opera), Washington DC, Boston, Italy, England, China, France and Germany.
Favorite roles performed are Canio in Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci”, Don Jose in Bizet’s “Carmen”, Il Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and Tsar Berendey in the United States Premiere of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Snegurochka”.
Christopher is currently preparing three roles to be performed over the next five months:
- First up will be an understudy of Nemorino in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” with Pacific Opera Project in February, followed by performing Nemorino with Capitol Opera in March.
- Next will be Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for Opera Pasadena in March and April.
- Lastly, in June Christopher will debut in the title role as Hoffmann in Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” with Repertory Opera Company.
Arias for listening:
“La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” – Carmen, Bizet
Celestial Opera Company’s production of Bizet’s Carmen, filmed by Voyager Probe Productions
“Donna non vidi mai” – Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Performed for the final recital of Maestro Peter Mark’s Master Class series in front of a panel featuring professionals from Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Opera, Long Beach Opera and KUSC.
picture credit: 8tracks.com
Piano accompaniment: Maestro William Vendice