Skip to main content

Biography

Bass-baritone

Christian Van Horn received his master's degree in music from Yale University and is a graduate of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This season, he returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Carmen and Les Troyens, the Metropolitan Opera for Colline in La Bohème, and the Dallas Opera for Norma, and makes his debuts with the New York Philharmonic and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. These performances mark his San Francisco Symphony debut. Mr. Horn recorded the title role of Le nozze di Figaro for Sony Classical. He also recently appeared in the Metropolitan Opera's HD broadcast of Falstaff. He is a winner of the 2003 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, recipient of a Sarah Tucker Study Grant and the Richman Award from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and prize winner in the 2002 Liederkranz Foundation Vocal Competition. Mr. Van Horn has appeared at many of the world’s opera houses, including the Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Bavarian State Opera, Rome Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, and Netherlands Opera. He appeared in the world premieres of Tan Dun's Tea: A Mirror of the Soul at the Santa Fe Opera and Marco Tutino's Two Women at the San Francisco Opera. Mr. Van Horn’s concert highlights include performances at the Salzburg Easter Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic, at Carnegie Hall in a concert programmed by the Emerson String Quartet as part of their Perspective Series, and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Chicago Symphony.

(December 2016)