Christian Sanders has been hailed as a “…voice whose color belies his age. Someone to watch!” (Bill Eadie, SanDiego.com). His operatic repertoire encompasses Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Britten’s Albert Herring, Rodolfo in La bohème, Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff, Laurie in Adamo’s Little Women, Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Rinuccio in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, and Prince Charmant in Cendrillon by Massenet.
In the 2019-2020 season, Christian performs Bill in Jonathan Dove’s Flight and the Young Servant in Strauss’ Elektra with Minnesota Opera, portrays Scott Smith in Harvey Milk with Opera Parallèle, and returns to Des Moines Metro Opera as Tobais Ragg in Sweeney Todd and Timothy in Fellow Travelers. Future seasons include a return to Minnesota Opera for The Shining.
As a member of the Utah Opera Resident Artist Program, Christian performed as Il Messaggero in Aïda, Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, Remendado in Carmen, the Padre in Man of La Mancha, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Castleman in Beck’s The Long Walk. In addition to these opportunities, Mr. Sanders had the honor of being a part of Des Moines Metro Opera’s Apprentice Artist program. His roles with DMMO include the Novice in Billy Budd and Mr. Erlanson in A Little Night Music. Christian joined the Young Artist Program at The Glimmerglass Festival for the 2018 season singing Jonathan Dale in the Pulitzer prize-winning opera Silent Night. He also stepped in as Tony in West Side Story during that same season under the baton of Maestro David Charles Abell. Christian rejoined The Glimmerglass Festival in 2019 to sing Bégearss in The Ghosts of Versailles by Corigliano and sang the same role in November 2019 with Château de Versailles Spectacles in France. Christian joined the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program in the 2018-2019 season where he sang Prunier in La rondine and Jonathan Dale in the original production of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night, which was recorded by Pentaton.
- Here I Stand from The Rake's Progress
- Christian Sanders
- Aria of the Worm from The Ghosts of Versailles
- Christian Sanders