Chris Lysack

Chris Lysack

Jugendlicher Heldentenor

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2017Berlioz: La Damnation de FaustFaust
2017Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictSergei
2016Wagner: LohengrinLohengrin
2016Wagner R.: ParsifalParsifal
2016Wagner R.: TannhäuserTannhäuser
2016Weber: Der FreischützMax
2016Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2016Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Prodaná Nevesta)Jeník
2015Janáček: JenůfaLaca
2015Beethoven: FidelioFlorestan
2015Wagner R.: Die Meistersinger von NürnbergWalther von Stolzing
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflyGoro
2014Dvořák: RusalkaPrince
2014Strauss R.: SalomeNarraboth
2014Mozart: Die ZauberflöteMonostatos
2014Beethoven: FidelioJaquino
2014Strauss R.: ArabellaGraf Elemer
2014Strauss R.: SalomeThird Jew
2013Wagner R.: Das RheingoldFroh
2013Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosScaramuccio
2012Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerDer Steuermann Dalands
2012Verdi: FalstaffDottore Cajus


Canadian tenor Chris Lysack brings a vast and unorthodox skill set to his craft. Initially having received his formal training at Indiana University as a concert pianist (Doctor of Music) and a literary scholar (PhD, French Literature) before completing his vocal studies at Manhattan School of Music, he is uniquely positioned to approach the most challenging repertoire with intellectual rigor and refined musicianship of the highest caliber. In the past few seasons, the "intrepid, individual artist" (Opera Now) has performed as a leading tenor throughout Europe, including at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Landestheater Salzburg, Theater Osnabrück, Theater Aachen, Stadttheater Bern, and the Theater Bremen, site of his "sensational début" (Opernglas) in 2014 as Walther von Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Lysack has performed a broad cross-section of the repertoire, ranging from the title roles in Lohengrin, Les contes d'Hoffmann, and Peter Grimes, to such favorites as Florestan (Fidelio) and Cavaradossi (Tosca), and to lesser-known modern works, including York Höller's Der Meister und Margarita and Brett Dean's Bliss. The versatile tenor also has a particular interest in Czech music, having achieved acclaim as the Prince (Rusalka) and Laca Klemeň (Jenůfa), as well as in Janáček's song cycle Zápisník zmizelého. In 2014, Lysack received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for language study and role preparation in the Czech Republic.  
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust Faust Immediately Landestheater Linz 2017
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Sergei Immediately Theater Bremen 2017
Wagner: Lohengrin Lohengrin Immediately Theater Osnabrück Und Osnabrücker Symphonieorchester 2016
Wagner R.: Parsifal Parsifal Immediately Theater Bremen 2016
Wagner R.: Tannhäuser Tannhäuser 24 hours Theater Aachen Und Sinfonieorchester Aachen 2016