Christopher Temporelli is an extraordinary talent in the Music and Entertainment industry. Based between New York City and South Korea, he is creating a new definition of international artist.
His live vocal performance on ABC’s NYC Columbus Day Parade was hailed by celebrity announcer Joe Piscopo with “Wow, Christopher Temporelli !!” and “you’re going to love him...beautiful”, Maria Bartiromo (CNBC, Fox).
His recent debut with the Michigan Opera Theater (Achille in Giulio Cesare -with David Daniels ) 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 highly celebrated Canadian debut with Opera Atelier saw veteran music critic Paula Citron (Toronto Canada’s Globe and Mail ) declare him “clearly one to watch¡¦the total package. ” Other notable credits include: 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); Dayton Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Memphis, Mississippi Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Pine Mountain Music Festival, Opera Saratoga, Syracuse Opera and in Asia a co-production between Beseto Opera and the Prague State Opera at Seoul Arts Center Main Opera House. Upcoming engagements include with Austin Lyric Opera.
Recent appearances in South Korea include a set of orchestral engagements and recitals across the country. His performance from the Lotte Arts Hall in Busan was covered by Korean Television and his most recent recital had the honor to be hosted by television personality/KNN announcer Hi Jung Chung(정희정). He was featured on KBS 1, interviewed on Busan English Radio FM 90.5, was in full page features/ articles in the Busan Daily Newpaper(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
Career highlights include his presentation to the San Remo Festival in Italy, 2009-- filmed from a live interview in NYC aired on RAI TV. A dedication by composer Thomas Pasatieri (Little Mermaid, Legends of the Fall) of his Bel Canto Song, To the Evening Star. The Andy Anselmo Award, awarded at the historic Hudson Theater in NYC-- onstage with TV personality Carol Channing and Licia Albanese (MET Opera) , plus a quote from MET Opera star and vetern ABC television host, Patrice Munsel, “I would bless you, but the work has already been done by God.”