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. (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”.
To date this year, Christopher has covered Nemorino for Pacific Opera Project’s production of Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love” and performed Nemorino with Capitol Opera, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with Landmark Opera and most recently Christopher debuted in the title role of Hoffmann in Offenbach’s lush masterpiece, “The Tales of Hoffmann”.
Currently Christopher is working on two roles which will both be performed during the end of October and beginning of November. They are:
- Cassio in Verdi’s “Otello
- Cavaradossi in Puccini’s “Tosca”
Arias for listening:
“Recondita armonia” – Tosca, Puccini
“Ah mes amis”, La fille du regiment -Donizetti
“Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön”, Die Zauberflöte, Mozart
“La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” – Carmen, Bizet
Celestial Opera Company’s production of Bizet’s Carmen, filmed by Voyager Probe Productions
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