Singing

Christopher has been singing professionally for about 35 years, after graduating from King’s College, Cambridge where he sang in the choir and read Economics and Music. He wasn’t very good at Economics.

Highlights have included singing Roderigo in Verdi’s Otello at Covent Garden under Carlos Kleiber, War Requiem in the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires under Steuart Bedford, Britten’s Nocturne with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Oliver Knussen, Henze’s Voices with Knussen and the London Sinfonietta at the BBC Proms, and Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Los Angeles Opera.

Figaro trio

Christopher with Bo Skovhus and Marlis Petersen in Le Nozze di Figaro at LA Opera (2010)

 

Christopher is represented by Musichall. You can find full career details by clicking the link, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.

News

A new CD on NAXOS of songs by Bainton and Benjamin is now available:

Arthur Benjamin; Edgar Bainton: Songs – The Piper, The Twilight People, Wind’s Work, A Cradle Song [Susan Bickley; Christopher Gillett; Wendy Hiscocks] [Naxos: 8571377]

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In autumn 2013 Christopher performed another world premiere – The Harlot’s Progress by Iain Bell (with a libretto by Peter Ackroyd) – in Vienna’s Theater an der Wien, with Diana Damrau and Nathan Gunn.
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Christopher and Diana Damrau in The Harlot’s Progress.

In 2014 Christopher returned to Glyndebourne for the first time in many years, to sing Valzacchi in Richard Jones’s new production of Der Rosenkavalier, Robin Ticciati conducting.

In 2015 he returned to Aix-en-Provence for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and to Belfast for Turandot. In 2016 he sang Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd at La Monnaie, Brussels, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Beijing, and the world premiere of a song cycle by Alexander Goehr with the Ensemble Modern at the Wigmore Hall and Frankfurt’s Alte Oper. In 2017 he was back at Teatro Real, Madrid to sing Red Whiskers in a new production of Billy Budd by Deborah Warner, conductor Ivor Bolton.

Future plans include Eugene Onegin with Scottish Opera and productions with La Monnaie and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden which are yet to be announced.

 

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In a new departure, in February 2016 Christopher directed a new production of  A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Lyric Theatre at the University of Illinois to great acclaim. Pictures can be seen here.

Darrell Hoemann/UI Lyric Theatre The Rustics including Rustic Bottom played by Ricardo Sepulveda during a rehearsal of "A Midsummer's Nights Dream" in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana on Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Darrell Hoemann/UI Lyric Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media



CDs and DVDs

Britten: Albert Herring (Bedford, Northern Sinfonia, Gillett, Palmer)

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Knussen – Where the Wild Things Are & Higglety Pigglety Pop

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Britten: Peter Grimes (Grimes on the Beach – Aldeburgh Festival)

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Britten – Peter Grimes (LSO, Davis)

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Britten: Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach [Arthaus: 102179] [DVD] [2013] [Region Free] [NTSC]

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Britten: Peter Grimes [Blu-ray] [2013]

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John Gay / Britten: The Beggar’s Opera

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Strauss:Der Rosenkavalier [Tara Erraught; Kate Royal; Lars Woldt; Teodora Gheorghiu; Michael Kraus; Miranda Keys; Christopher Gillett; Helene Schneiderman] [OPUS ARTE: BLU RAY] [Blu-ray] [2015]

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Britten: Billy Budd

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Dun – Tea (Lundy, Gillett, Richardson, Liang, Nhk So) [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC]

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Il Ritorno D’ulisse In Patria [DVD] [2010]

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Tippett: King Priam [DVD] [2007]

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Benjamin Britten – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona 2005) [DVD] [2009]

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Andriessen : Rosa-The Death of a Composer

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James Whitbourn: Luminosity (Luminosity And Other Choral Works)

Christopher Gillett, ténor – Levine Andrade, alto – Henry Parkes, orgue – Desmond Tutu, voix -Andrew Ker & Steffan Jones, percussions – Commotio – Matthew Berry, direction