Holmes, Christopher
Adjunct Instructor
(512) 228-9320
Last Updated: 6/24/18 -

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, a return to Gulfshore Opera in a tour consisting of acts and selections from La traviata (Germont), La boheme (Marcello), Rigoletto (Rigoletto), and Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro); Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance at NOVA/Rimrock Opera Foundation, and a debut in the title role of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at Cleveland Opera Theater.  Upcoming engagements include a return to Western Plains Opera as Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, a return to Opera Company of Middlebury to tour Vermont as Belcore in L'elisir d'amore, and a debut at the Pine Mountain Music Festival as Escamillo in Carmen.