Christopher Lowrey
Countertenor
New England First Place Winner 2013, 2014

National Council Semifinalist, 2014

American-born, London-based countertenor Christopher Lowrey’s calendar this season includes the Pastore/Speranza in Montverdi’s Orfeo at the Royal Opera House, Arioco in Falvetti’s Nabucco with Cappella Mediterranea in Versailles and Brussels, Bazajet in Vivaldi’s Tamerlano with Pinchgut Opera in Sydney, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Geneva, and the “St John Passion” with Boston Baroque in February.
 
The countertenor returned to Boston last spring to portray L'humana fragilità in Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria with Boston Baroque. He then sang Gernando in Handel Faramondo at the Göttingen Festival, Discordia/Euripilo/Polluce in the modern premiere of Cavalli's Elena at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, which toured to six cities in France, the Pastore in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican Centre, Joacim in Handel’s Susanna for the Iford Festival, and Creonte in the modern premiere of L'Ippolito by Francisco António de Almeida at the Casa da Música. His concert appearances included Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and his “St. John Passion” with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Holst Singers, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Cadogan Hall, and Handel’s Messiah with the Royal National Scottish Orchestra and “Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno” with La Nuova Musica.

 

Christopher holds degrees with distinction from Brown University, St John's College, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. He is a winner of the 2013-14 Sullivan Foundation Award, the London Handel Society's Michael Oliver Prize at the 2010 Handel Singing Competition, and the Rhode Island chapter of the 2005 National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, and was a finalist in the 2008 London Bach Society Competition and the 2006 Fulbright Scholarship competition. His solo recordings include a disc of Handel Arias for the EMI Emerging Artists Series, Handel’s and Vivaldi’s settings of “Dixit Dominus” on Harmonia Mundi, and the Bernstein “Missa Brevis” on Hyperion.

 


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