Christopher Holmes, baritone, returned to his home Provo after obtaining degrees in opera at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Temple University, teaching voice at Texas State University, and performing throughout the United States. With over 35 operatic roles to his credit, Christopher has been featured by companies such as Austin Lyric Opera, Central City Opera, Eugene Opera, Opera Idaho, Phoenix Opera, Juneau Lyric Opera, Rimrock Opera, San Antonio Opera, and Utah Festival Opera. He served as the Utah Lyric Opera General Director from 2009-2015 and remains an active performer. His engagements in Utah have included appearances with the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Temple Square Chorale and Orchestra at Temple Square, Salt Lake Choral Artists, Oratorio Society of Utah, American West Symphony, Oquirrh Mountain Symphony, and Murray Symphony. Christopher made his Italian debut in the role of Don Giovanni as a guest artist of Opera Orvieto. Recent engagements have included Iago in Verdi's Otello and Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte at Winter Opera of St. Louis, Ping in Puccini's Turandot at Opera Middlebury, Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute at Western Plains Opera, and the bass soloist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion at Gulfshore Opera. Upcoming performances include a return to Gulfshore Opera in a variety of staged concerts with Metropolitan Opera conductor Paul Nadler consisting of acts and selections from La traviata (Germont), La boheme (Marcello), and Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro), and a debut in the title role of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at Cleveland Opera Theater.