Christian Sanders has been hailed as a “voice whose color belies his age. Someone to watch!” (Bill Eadie, SanDiego.com). Mr. Sanders’ operatic repertoire encompasses the roles of Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Albert Herring in Britten’s Albert Herring, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff, Laurie in Adamo’s Little Women, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Prince Charmant in Cendrillon by Massenet.
Mr. Sanders has appeared as the Prison Chaplain in the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s Oscar with the Santa Fe Opera alongside world-renowned countertenor, David Daniels; as well as Welko in Richard Strauss’s Arabella with the same company. In the summer of 2015, Mr. Sanders sang the title role of Dorian Gray in The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado. During the 2015-2016 seasons, Mr. Sanders joined the Utah Opera as its Resident Artist tenor. While working alongside this company, Christian performed the roles of Il Messaggero in Aïda, Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Remendado in Carmen, the Padre in Man of La Mancha, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor and Castleman in Beck’s The Long Walk. In addition to these opportunities, Mr. Sanders has had the honor of being a part of Des Moines Metro Opera’s Apprentice Artist program. His roles with this company include study covering Des Grieux in their 2016 production of Manon by Massenet as well as singing the roles of the Novice in Billy Budd and Mr. Erlanson in A Little Night Music in the summer of 2017. This summer Christian joined the Young Artist program at the Glimmerglass Festival singing Jonathan Dale and covering Nikolaus Sprink in Silent Night, as well as covering Tony in West Side Story.