American tenor Christopher Sokolowski has performed a wide repertoire of concert and operatic
works for international audiences, from the early baroque to world premieres,
and has been recognized by the New York Times for his “solid, attractive tone.” Since the 2021/22 season he is a member of the ensemble of the
Theater St. Gallen.
May 2022: Theater St. Gallen has announced their 2022/23 season. Christopher will take on new roles by Verdi, Wagner, and J. Strauss.
April 2022: Christopher was the winner of the Hermann Leopoldi Musikpreis in the International Otto Edelmann Competition.
American tenor Christopher Sokolowski has
performed a wide repertoire of concert and operatic works for international
audiences and has been recognized by the New York Times for his “solid,
attractive tone.” In the 2021/22 season he joins the ensemble of the Theater
St. Gallen where he will debut roles including Dr. Richardson (Breaking
the Waves), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), and Raymond (Orleanskaja
deva), and made guest appearances at Theater Basel as Le comte de
Lerme (Don Carlos) and at the Kölner Philharmonie with the Opernfestspiele
Heidenheim in a concert performance of Die Fledermaus. The 2022/23
season brings further roles in St. Gallen: Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus),
Colin (L’amant anonyme), Siegmund (Die Walküre, "Der Ring an
einem Abend"), and the tenor soloist in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem.
In the 2019/20 season he sang the title role of Mozart's La clemenza di Tito in Bregenz while still in his second year of the Opernstudio of the Staatsoper Stuttgart. In Stuttgart, he debuted many roles in the house in critically celebrated new productions: Wagner/Nerèo (Mefistofele), Le comte de Lerme (Don Carlos), der Bruder (Die sieben Todsünden), Zeremonienmeister (Die Liebe zu den Drei Orangen), and Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro); as well as roles in repertory productions of Carmen, Ariodante, Pique Dame, and Der Schauspieldirektor. With the Staatsoper Stuttgart Opernstudio he was also seen in concert at the Baden-Baden Festspiele and Opéra national du Rhin. Further debuts with the Staatsoper Stuttgart in Bach’s Johannespassion, Britten’s Billy Budd and Death in Venice, and the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim in Wagner’s Tannhäuser were not performed due to the pandemic.
In concert, Mr. Sokolowski has performed often in New York and cities across the United States, the Netherlands, Japan, Greece, and Germany in repertoire ranging from the baroque to world premieres, including much of the major oratorio and concert works of Bach, Britten, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Orff, Schubert, and Vivaldi. In 2022 he was awarded the Rohatyn Great Promise Award in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition and the Hermann Leopoldi Musikpreis in Vienna's International Otto Edelmann Competition and in 2020 was a finalist in Innsbruck’s 11th International Cesti Competition. Additionally, he is a prizewinner for the Orpheus and American Prize vocal competitions. He is a graduate and full scholarship recipient of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music (M.M.) and the Purchase Conservatory (B.M.) and has been a guest artist for the Tanglewood Music Center and the Fondation des Treilles académie de la voix.
Carl Maria von Weber, Der Freischütz
Giuseppe Verdi, Simon Boccanegra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin