An American singer known for his old world lyricism, refined stagecraft and much noted striking good-looks, Christopher Temporelli is a frequent guest of international opera and concert stages.
Excelling in a wide range of opera from baroque to contemporary, Mr. Temporelli brings an acclaimed talent to roles such as: Achille in Giulio Cesare,
Alidoro in La Cenerentola,
Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia,
Colline in La Bohème
, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro
, Nettuno in Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
and Plutone in L’Orfeo.
Contemporary opera has seen him as the Judge in Philip Glass’Orphée
and the North American premiere of Rockland
singing Sven Polkki and Thomas Colton. His schedule regularly encompasses such companies as Opera Atelier
(Toronto), Fort Worth Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Michigan Opera Theater, New York City Opera, Opera Saratoga
and Virginia Opera
with critics declaring “clearly one to watch” Globe and Mail,
“excellent” Opera Today
and “sang with vibrant force” Opera News.
Concert engagements span: Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall
, Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center
with Washington Chorus
and Maestro Julian Wachner, Hudson Theater, New World Stages
and the National Arts Centre Orchestra
in Ottawa under direction of Maestro Pinchas Zukerman. In recital he has appeared in Freiburg, Germany at the Haus zur Lieben Hand
, in the British West Indies with the Anguilla Community Foundation
as well as throughout the continental United States. His recital entitled “House of the Storyteller” recently received enthusiastic reception in Korea at the Pusan National University
and is forthcoming in CD release. He makes his upcoming debut with the Chamber Music Society
in Pusan, Korea.
Awards and grants have been bestowed from the Liederkranz Foundation
, the Rislov Foundation
and the Columbus Citizen Club.
As Seagle Music Colony's Alumni of the Year
he appeared with Patrice Munsel, star of Opera, Broadway and television. At the Andy Anselmo Awards
, Mr. Temporelli was honored along with Metropolitan Opera
star Licea Albanese and popular icon Carol Channing.
Watch Mr. Temporelli this fall live from the red carpet of the New York City Columbus Day Parade 2012, airing on ABC and international affiliates. Prior radio and television appearances include NPR, the Dolce Channel, and a RAI televised broadcast to the San Remo Festival in Italy from New York City.
His artistry has inspired dedication from leading contemporary composers, including Michael Djupstrom's choral work, Berceuse al espejo dormido
(Lullaby to a sleeping mirror
) and the Thomas Pasatieri song, To the Evening Star
, from his Bel Canto Songs
Mr. Temporelli has participated in summer festivals at the Moscow and St. Petersburg conservatories in Russia, and in London, England. He is a protégé of Shirley Verrett, George Shirley, Lieder specialist Hans-Peter Müller in Germany, and in New York City: Andy Anselmo, Armen Boyajian and Mario Rossi.
Find Mr. Temporelli on the roster of Barrett Vantage Artists.