Christopher Sokolowski

Christopher Sokolowski

Tenor

Staatsoper Stuttgart: Opernstudio 2018-'19
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«Christopher Sokolowski, in the father’s measured plod around the auditorium, sang with solid, attractive tone.»
«The entire cast was impeccable: [...] tenor Christopher Sokolowski as Ken-san and, particularly, the Father in Scene 3.»
2016Mozart: RequiemTenor
2015Handel: AlcinaOronte
2015Handel: Acis and GalateaAcis
2014Handel: MessiahTenor
2014Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66Tenor
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2013Strauss J.: Die FledermausAlfred
2013Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70Tenor
2013Orff: Carmina BuranaTenor
2011Poulenc: Les mamelles de TirésiasLe Mari
2011Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2011Bizet: CarmenLe Remendado
2000Mozart: Mass K.317, C major (Coronation)Tenor

Bio


A native of New York’s Hudson Valley, tenor Christopher Sokolowski has performed a wide repertoire of concert and operatic works for international audiences, from the early baroque to world premieres, and has been recognized by the New York Times for his “solid, attractive tone.” 

Recent engagements include Franck’s Seven Last Words of Christ (Haarlems Gemengd Koor, Netherlands), the American and Asian premieres of Moto Osada’s Four Nights of Dream (Japan Society of New York, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan), and O+A’s Requiem fff (documenta festival, Greece). Throughout 2017 Christopher took part in the premieres of three new works: Laura Schwendinger’s Artemisia (Times Arrow Festival, Trinity Wall Street), Andrew Seligson’s Memory (Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra), and John Myers’ Paintings in Song (Crescendo Ensemble, Great Barrington). 

In concert, he has performed with ensembles across the United States in works such as Britten’s War Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel's Esther, Mozart’s Requiem, and Bach’s Magnificat; and on stage, as the Father in Weill’s Die sieben Todsünden (Tanglewood Music Center), Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea (IU Summer Music Series), Oronte in Handel’s Alcina(Indiana University Opera Theater), Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar), Henrik in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (Phoenicia Festival of the Voice), Alfred in Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus (Purchase Opera), and le Mari in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias (Purchase Opera). He was a prize winner in the American Prize competition, the Orpheus Vocal Competition, and the Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition. He received his B.M. from SUNY Purchase, his M.M. from Indiana University where he was an associate instructor of voice, and was a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in the summer of 2016. 

​For the 2018-’19 season, Christopher will join the opera studio of the Staatsoper Stuttgart.



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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Requiem Tenor 1 Day 2016
Handel: Alcina Oronte 1 week 2015
Handel: Acis and Galatea Acis 1 week 2015
Handel: Messiah Tenor 1 Day 2014
Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66 Tenor 1 Day 2014

Awards

Bizet Award (Orpheus Vocal Competition)
2016
Third Place (American Prize, Opera Division)
2016
Albert Rees Davis Scholarship (S. Livingston Mather Competition)
2016