Christopher Turner was born in Birmingham, read Music at the University of Hull, and furthered his studies with Barbara Robotham at the RNCM and at the National Opera Studio. He has received many prizes, and was a major scholar of the Sir Peter Moores Foundation.
Currently for ENO: Second Jew Salome
Previously for ENO: as a Harewood Artist, Robert Wilson Doctor Atomic, First Armed Man/First Priest Magic Flute, Beppe Pagliacci, Simpleton Boris Godunov, Spoletta, Pong, Messenger Aida; Janek Makropulos Case, Esquire Parsifal.
Notable engagements elsewhere: Don Ottavio (Opera North/Diva Opera in France); Roderigo (Opera North); Borsa, Pong, Dormont La scala di seta, Rodolfo (Scottish Opera); Caius Falstaff (OHP); Damon Acis and Galatea, Prunier La Rondine, Iro The Return of Ulisses, Macduff, Jephtha (Iford Arts); Albert Herring (Mid Wales Opera); Tebaldo I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Chelsea Opera Group); Ecclitico Il mondo della luna (ETO); Artemidoro in Salieri’s La grotta di Trofonio, Sempronio in Haydn’s The Apothecary, Jupiter in Gluck’s Philemon, Baucis/title role in Arne’s The Judgement of Paris (Bampton Classical Opera); Inquisitor/Sultan Achmet Candide (Opera de Firenze); Augusto Zazà (BBCSO; also Opera Rara recording); Tibrino in Cesti’s Orontea, Fabio in Handel’s Berenice, Rodrigo in Handel’s Rodrigo (La Nuova Musica). He performs regularly in concert throughout the UK, Europe and the Far East.
Recordings: Aubrey Maria di Rohan, Keeper of the Tower Pia dei Tolomei (Opera Rara); Mozart Requiem; Messiah (DVD). He is Vocal Professor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Last updated: 5th July 2018