Baritone Ted Christopher studied at the Curtis Institute and The Juilliard School, where his teachers included Marlena Malas, Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, and Beverly Rinaldi. He was first introduced to Jewish music as a chorister and soloist in the professional male chorus Schola Hebraeica, with whom he sang and toured the United States and England during his student years and at the beginning of his solo career. With companies including the San Francisco Opera Center, the Vancouver Opera, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, and the Skylight Opera, Milwaukee, he has appeared as Mozart’s Figaro, Guglielmo, and Don Giovanni, as well as Rossini’s Figaro, Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, and Marcello in La Bohème. His concert engagements have taken him to Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. In a special celebration of Ned Rorem’s seventieth birthday, in 1993, Christopher sang War Scenes with the composer at the piano.
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