6 - Christian Bowers as The Pilot and Henry Wager as The Little Prince -...
1 - Henry Wager as The Little Prince and Christian Bowers as The Pilot - photo Scott Suchman

Christian Bowers


American baritone Christian Bowers, hailed by Opera News for his "warm, well-knit baritone", and by BroadwayWorld.com for his "strong, clear voice", is quickly making a name for himself at home and abroad as a leading interpreter of the baritone repertoire. Mostly recently, Mr. Bowers made his role debut as the title character in Don Giovanni at Teatru Manoel in Malta. March 2019 performances as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte saw the completion of a Mozart/DaPonte collaboration with Teatru Manoel. Other engagements for 2018-2019 included a return to Washington National Opera as Ponchel in Silent Night, Vicomte de Valmont in Quartett with Theater Dortmund, and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with the Festival Lyrique-en-mer. Bowers' 2019-2020 season includes his Arizona Opera debut as Lassiter in Riders of the Purple Sage, and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Maryland Lyric Opera.


Mr. Bowers’ diverse repertory spans from concert to stage and from the Bel Canto classics to new works. A busy 2017-2018 season saw Mr. Bowers returning to favorite roles such as Escamillo in Carmen (Utah Opera), Maximilian in Candide (Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Opéra National de Bordeaux), Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro (Pittsburgh Opera and Teatru Manoel in Malta), and The Pilot in The Little Prince (Washington National Opera & Glimmerglass Festival). He added the role of Emile de Becque in South Pacific (Annapolis Opera) and performed Duruflé's Requiem with the National Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he sang Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Washington National Opera and was asked to jump in last minute as Maximilian in Candide with the company.

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Christian Bowers


"Lassiter, sung by powerful baritone Christian Bowers . . . Conductor Joseph Mechavich, known for his ability with both traditional and twenty-first century opera, gave a rousing performance of this exciting new work."


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"Fellow baritone Christian Bowers was quite touching, vocally and dramatically, as the lieutenant’s sentimental aide-de-camp Ponchel."

-Opera News

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"GEORGES BIZET'S CARMEN opened Utah Opera’s new season on October 8, featuring a uniformly young and attractive cast under the direction of Tara Faircloth. Faircloth deftly fleshed out characters’ motivation, driving momentum and credibility as the story careened to it...


"Utah Opera opened its five-performance run of "Carmen" Saturday night with a stirring performance in a sold-out Capitol Theatre. . . 

Soprano Sarah Tucker plays Micaëla, Don José's childhood sweetheart and the opera's only unambiguously moral character. As directed by...


“Christian Bowers is one of the most intelligent singer-actors I have heard at WNO, and his work has always delighted me. His brooding portrayal of Le Dancaire added dramatic strength to the production.” -DC Theater Scene

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