Christopher Temporelli is an American classically trained singer based between New York City and South Korea. He leads an international career as singer, actor and arts personality.
As singer, he appears in bass roles in opera and concert as well as television events around the world. After his performance of the US and Italian national anthems for the Columbus Day Parade Gala at the NYC Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, announcer Maria Bartiromo (CNBC/ Fox) introduced him on ABC television fondly, “you ’re going to love himˇ¦beautiful.”
Public interest has also focused on Mr. Temporelli for his numerous appearances in the opera fan base “Barihunks ”-with articles and appearances in their yearly calendar of singers.
His debut with Michigan Opera Theater (Achille in Giulio Cesare ) was hailed “triumphant” by the Detroit Theater Examiner . Opera News named him a “vibrant force” for his signature performance of the Judge (Philip Glass ’ Orphee, Glimmerglass Festival / Virginia Opera ) and as “Macho ” for his provocative performance of Greek god Pluto (L’Orfeo , Glimmerglass Festival ). His Canadian debut with Toronto based Opera Atelier saw music critic Paula Citron (Globe and Mail ) declare him “clearly one to watch--the total package.”
Other notable credits: Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.) with Maestro Julian Wachner; National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) with Maestro Pinchas Zukerman; Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall; New York City Opera, and in Asia a co-production between Beseto Opera and the Prague State Opera at Seoul Arts Center Main Opera House.
Mr. Temporelli’s acting includes the lead role in a documentary, Ibagu-jom-hajiye (Let’s talk) which won the “Grand-Prix” in the Haeundae Bada TV network’s original film competition 2015 and is set to air early 2015.
In South Korea he is a popular figure with engagements spanning the country. He was featured on KBS 1, Busan English Radio FM 90.5, the Busan Daily Newspaper (부산일보) as well as a feature article in Korea’s Classical Music Magazine, the Eum Ak Chun Chu(음악춘추). His CD, House of the Storyteller , is available on sites such as yes24.com and when aired on Seoul KBS radio he was named “one of the most beautiful bass voices of our time.”
He is a master-class technician, public speaker as well as orchestral conductor. He is in demand as a competition adjudicator and holds the post International Professor for Education at the YeoungNam University in Deagu, South Korea.
He is represented by Robert Gilder and Associates , New York and London.