Christopher Holloway is an energetic, vibrant performer who “…acts with waltzlike precision…and is able to sing and act with equal agility.” A much sought after performer, Mr. Holloway has taken the opera stage with distinguished companies including Houston Grand Opera, Opera Tampa, Orlando Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Opera Naples, Amarillo Opera, Lyric Opera of Los Angeles, Orange County Opera, Opera in the Heights, New Century Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, Brevard Music Center, and Operafestival di Roma. His extensive repertoire of operatic roles includes Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Mercutio in Romeo et Juliette, Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohéme, Sharpless in
Madama Butterfly, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, the title
role in Don Giovanni, Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, Falke/Frank in Die Fledermaus, Pish-Tush in
The Mikado, Morales/Dancairo/Escamillo in Carmen, Lord Ruthven in Der Vampyr, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Lescaut in Manon, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Elder McLean in
Susannah, Marullo in Rigoletto, Maximilian in Bernstein’s Candide, Wagner in Faust, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, and Angelotti and Sciarrone in Tosca. Among additional credits, Mr. Holloway has appeared as a Juror in the world premiere of Tod Machover’s Resurrection with Houston Grand Opera, Vicar Gedge in Albert Herring, Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ben in The Telephone, Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief, L’Armonier in Les Dialogues des Carmelites, Tom/John in Mollicone’s Face on the Barroom Floor, and the Doctor in Douglas Moore’s Gallantry.
Always a stand-out, Mr. Holloway has been proclaimed as a baritone who “[demonstrated] burnished tones with excellent diction,” and an “audience favorite, [who] stole the show…”. Also an active musical theatre performer, Adjunct Voice Faculty Member at the University of South Florida, concert artist, and recitalist, Mr. Holloway’s other leading roles have included Curly in Oklahoma, Tommy in Brigadoon, Richard Henry Lee in 1776, Emile deBecque in South Pacific, Jigger in Carousel, The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Riff in West Side Story, and
Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof.
His repertoire of concert material ranges from the early works of Bach and Handel to the more contemporary works of Vaughan Williams, Mahler, and Benjamin Britten.
In recent competition, Mr. Holloway was named as an advanced division finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Competition, a finalist in the Los Angeles District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a winner of the Pasadena Opera Guild Competition, a two-time finalist in the Heinz Rehfuss Singer/Actor Awards, a semi-finalist in the prestigious Zachary awards, and the encouragement award recipient from the Palm Springs Opera Guild.