With a voice that has been described as “a warm lyric voice with a high extension,” tenor, Christopher Jackson, is a versatile singer with experience that expands from Baroque to Gospel. While at home on the operatic stage, he also has experience as a voice teacher and coach, professional chorister and recitalist.
Christopher’s opera credits include Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Orpheus in Orpheus and the Underworld, Lord Tolloller in Iolanthe, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Cryil in Princess Ida, all being Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas, and Mingo in Porgy and Bess, just to name a few. He has worked as a professional chorister in productions of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience, Donizetti’s E’Lisir D’Amore, Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Dido and Aeneas,the company debut production of Porgy and Bess with Cincinnati Opera in 2012 and in La Traviata, La Boheme, Turandot and Don Giovanni with Toledo Opera.
Christopher’s solo concert repertoire includes Bach’s Mass in B minor, Magnificat, Mass in D minor, Handel’s The Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, and James Whitbourn’s The Mystery of Love and Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis.
As a choral musician, he has performed 2 seasons (2015-16, 2016-17) as an ensemble member and soloist with Cor Cantiamo, 3 seasons with The Canterbury Concert Series and is beginning his 2nd season with the St. Charles Singers. His experiences in choral ensembles have taken him to perform at venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in NYC and national conferences including American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).
Christopher holds a Master of Music and Performer’s Certificate in Voice from Northern Illinois University, where he studied under the tutelage of bass Myron Myers. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Bowling Green State University where he studied with tenor Christopher Scholl.Back