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Christopher Jacklin – Baritone

Picture of Christopher JacklinThe oldest child of a musical family, Christopher is a graduate of ENO’s Opera Works and the Royal College of Music. Studying with Justin Lavender, he is a prize-winner in the Joan Chissell Schumann, AESS Patricia Routledge and Haverhill Sinfonia Competitions, and took the Promising Singer Prize at the 2012 Dean & Chadlington Music Festival. He won the 2011 ROSL Ensemble Competition with the octet Cries of London.

His various operatic credits include Curio (cover) Julius Caesar (ENO), Oreste, Iphigénie en Tauride (Euphonia, Somerset House), Figaro, Barber of Seville (OperaUpClose), Servillio, Lucio Papiro Dittaore (Ensemble Serse, London Handel Festival), Orpheus, Orpheus in the Underworld (RCM, Britten Theatre), Grosvenor, Patience (RCM, Musée D’Orsay, Paris), Onegin, Eugene Onegin (Bloomsbury Opera), Count Gil, Il Segreto di Susanna (Grimeborn Festival), Marcello, La Bohème (Silent Opera, The Old Vic Tunnels), and Papageno, The Magic Flute (ENO Baylis’ “Know the Show”). He is also gaining recognition in contemporary opera, performing Peter Cowdrey’s The Lovely Ladies at the Buxton Festival, Luis Soldado’s Hotel Suite with the Lisbon Contemporary Music Ensemble, Keith Burnstein’s Manifest Destiny with OperaUpClose, and has made multiple appearances at the Tête-a-Tête Festival. Most recently he sang the role of the Earl of Montagu on the premiere recording of Peter Cowdrey’s The Mad Duchess, alongside internationally acclaimed soprano Gillian Webster.

In concert, he has performed Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Elgar’s The Kingdom with Abingdon Choral Society, and Handel’s Messiah with Cries of London. He also sang at the close of the 2011 Cardiff Music Festival alongside Dennis O’Neill, the opening of the 2013 Dean & Chadlington Festival alongside Richard Coxon and Craig Ogden, and at the Anghiari Festival with Southbank Symphonia, Festivalensemble Stuttgart with the Internationale Bachakademie, and Spitalfields Festival with Cries of London.

Forthcoming engagements include Verdi’s Requiem at the Wycombe Swan Theatre, Dottore Grenvil in La Traviata for Iford Festival Opera, Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera for Opera Up Close, Barber of Seville for OperaUpClose on tour, the world premiere of Darren Bloom’s Little Kettle-Head at the Tête-a-Tête and Grimeborne Festivals for Size Zero Opera (a co-development with LSO Soundhub) and Narrator in Paul Bunyan for British Youth Opera.

For more information visit Christopher’s site at http://www.christopherjacklin.com