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Christopher Foster

Educated at Newcastle University and Britten-Pears School, Christopher was a winner of the N.F.M.S. Young Concert Artists' Award and a finalist in the Richard Tauber Competition.  He is one of Sir Thomas Allen’s inaugural Samling Scholars. 

Recent operatic roles have included: Sarastro, Mozart, The Magic Flute (London Festival Opera and in German with Pavilion Opera); Kawabata, Philip Glass, Hotel of Dreams (UK premiere for Volta Theatre); Traveller, Britten, Curlew River (Nova Music Opera); Father Frost , Rimsky-Korsakov, The Snow Maiden (University College Opera); Friar Laurence, Gounod, Romeo and Juliet (Riverside Opera); Raimondo, Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor (Winslow Hall Opera); Benoit and Alcindoro, Puccini, La Bohème; (Regent Opera); three performances at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival, two in works by Edward Lambert and as The Policeman in Ethel Smyth’s The Boatswain’s Mate.

Concert work has included the world premiere of Łukaszewski’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall, and Handel’s Messiah at the Concert Hall of the Forbidden City, Beijing, believed to be its English premiere. 

A dedicated recitalist, particularly in English song, Christopher has appeared in Presteigne, Banqueting House, Bamberg in Germany and three times for the English Music Festival.

When not singing, he enjoys photography, fine wine, the cinema and cycling at the gym, though not necessarily in that order.