Praised by The New York Times as “a stage animal with a big bass voice,” this season sees bass Christian Zaremba debut at the Wolftrap Opera Festival as Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro) and Il Re (Aida) in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with Minnesota Opera in the roles of Ashby (La fanciulla del West), General Tracy in (The Manchurian Candidate) and Zuniga (Carmen) and with the Annapolis Chorale as Jesus in Bach’s Johannes Passion and the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah.
Last season saw him debut at the Glimmerglass Festival as the bass soloist in David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion. With Minnesota Opera he sang both Sarastro and the Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Lamoral (Arabella), the Lawyer (The Dream of Valentino) and the Innkeeper (Manon Lescaut).
Other roles include Pistola (Falstaff) with the Martina Arroyo Foundation, Colline (La bohème) and Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Long Island Opera. Christian performed the speaking role of the Porter in Manon and covered the principal acting role of Agamemnon in Iphigénie en Tauride at the Metropolitan Opera.