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 The Rake’s Progress, the title role in Albert Herring, Rodolfo in La bohème, Fenton in Falstaff, Laurie in Little Women, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, and Prince Charmant in Cendrillon, as well as a broad range of modern opera and work by living composers.
Mr. Sanders’ busy 2021-2022 brings several significant engagements in new opera as well as standard repertoire. He makes his company debut with Opera Santa Barbara singing The Song Seller in Il tabarro, covering Miles Zegner in Proving Up with the Lyric Opera of Chicago (canceled due to COVID-19), performing as Donald Trump in The Central Park Five with Portland Opera, appearing as the title role in Orpheus in the Underworld with Madison Opera, and joining Opera Theatre of Saint Louis during the summer as Monostatos in The Magic Flute. The 2020-21 season featured his return to Des Moines Metro Opera as Tobais Ragg in Sweeney Todd and Timothy in Fellow Travelers, a number of workshops for new pieces such as The Opposable Thumb and Trade with American Lyric Theatre and Beth Morrison Projects as well as performances in The Shining as Lloyd the Bartender with Minnesota Opera (canceled due to COVID-19).