www.christopherholmes.org A “powerful, melodious baritone” with “soul and passion” is a small sample of the enthusiastic reviews being received by baritone Christopher Holmes. Outstanding musicianship and a rapidly expanding repertoire are quickly establishing this young baritone as an artist in demand. On the operatic stage Holmes has performed over thirty roles with noted companies including ABILENE OPERA ASSOCIATION, AMARILLO OPERA, CENTRAL CITY OPERA, EUGENE OPERA, AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA, SAN ANTONIO OPERA, and SOUTH TEXAS LYRIC OPERA. His Germont with OPERA DEL SOL was praised as being “truly polished, controlled, professional and superb.” His Figaro was declared to have “radiated authority.” His presentation of the secondary baritone role of Wagner in Faust was celebrated as “some of the most stylish singing in the show.” Mr. Holmes’ affinity for opera of the 20th century is reflected in his work as the Captain in Bernstein’s Candide, Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Top in Copland’s The Tender Land, and Vernon in Hoiby’s Summer and Smoke while covering the role of John Buchanan. With AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA he appeared in the Texas premiere of Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. Other roles include Gaylord Ravenal in Kern’s Show Boat at UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA and Sonora in Puccini’s La fanciulla del West at RIMROCK OPERA. In concert repertoire, Mr. Holmes has performed the Fauré Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G Major, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor for Texas State University, Brahms’ German Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah as well as selections from Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Recent concerts in Utah have been with the Salt Lake Choral Artists in an evening of Gershwin, Kern, Porter, and Rodgers, Orchestra and Chorus of Sandy City, Murray Symphony Orchestra, and Oratorio Society of Utah Highly proficient in Italian, Mr. Holmes holds degrees in voice and opera from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Temple University.