Christopher Roselli, bass-baritone, has performed in a wide range of musical genre and performing media including opera, oratorio, music theater, concert, recital, film, television, radio, and recording. His operatic experience includes performing over forty roles with opera companies throughout the United States including such roles as Scarpia in Tosca, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, the title role in Don Giovanni, the Bonze in Madama Butterfly, Colline in La Bohème, Ramphis and the King in Aida, Timur in Turandot, Zuniga in Carmen, Raimondo and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Alidoro in La Cenerentola. He has performed in Robert Wilson’s Metropolitan Opera production of Lohengrin, Julie Taymor’s production of Grendel, Peter Sellars’ The Tristan Project, Sir Jonathan Miller’s staged production of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and Mark Morris’ production of Four Saints in Three Acts. His concert engagements have included national and international tours in Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, and Israel. He has made appearances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Recent performances included Don Giovanni at the Verbier Music Festival in Verbier, Switzerland, Faust and Hairspray at Colorado College, and a Wagner Festival at Bard College.
Roselli has sung in many ensembles in and around New York City including the Metropolitan Opera, Voices of Ascension, New York Choral Artists, Musica Sacra, New York Collegium and the Concert Chorale of New York. Many of these performances included collaborations with internationally acclaimed orchestras and ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Israel Philharmonic, the Kronos Quartet, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the American Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded with many of these groups and in 2005, the recording of John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls won three Grammy Awards including Best Classical Recording. The film recording, The Fountain, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. In 2007, Christopher performed in the ensemble of the critically acclaimed Lincoln Center production of My Fair Lady starring Kelsey Grammar, Kelli O’Hara, Brian Dennehy and Marni Nixon.
In addition to his varied performing credits, Dr. Roselli is a member of the voice faculties at New York University, CAP21, the New School for Drama and The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. During the summer he serves on the voice faculty of Colorado College’s Vocal Arts Symposium. Dr. Roselli is a member of the Board of Directors for NATS NYC. He has also taught at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and the Actors Studio Drama School. He is the recipient of the New School’s 2007 Distinguished University Excellence in Teaching Award. His students are performing on Broadway, off-Broadway, in Broadways tours, television and film. Finally, Christopher received his Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University.