Tenor Christopher Remkus hails from Miller Place, New York. Christopher maintains an affinity as a vocal performing artist of opera, art song, chamber music and musical theater. He was recently seen at Nahant Summer Music Festival as a featured resident artist. Christopher debuted the role of Charlie Bucko in the festival’s World Premiere of Keepers of the Light, an opera by New England composer, Francine Trester based off the revered novel “Ten hours until Dawn”.
Christopher received his Graduate Diploma this past Spring from the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. He currently studies under the instruction of renowned tenor, Bradley Williams. At NEC Christopher’s performances include Jimmy in Later the Same Evening, Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, as well as his Jordan Hall debut as the title role in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide lead by Conductor Christopher Allen. Christopher was also an active recitalist with multiple appearances in NEC’s Liederabend series under the tutelage of Cameron Stowe.
Christopher was also seen at Hubbard Hall Opera Theater for their summer festival performing the roles of Goro in Madama Butterfly and Scorpio in La Pizza con Funghi. In 2016 Christopher performed as a featured professional artist for the twentieth-anniversary of SongFest at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.
Christopher made his professional debut as Richard Dauntless in Ruddigore with the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island. Other solo performances include concerts with The United Choral Society in Woodmere, NY, Classics on Hudson in Hudson, NY and dell’Arte Opera Ensemble in NYC. From 2013-2015 Christopher was a member of Long Island’s professional chamber ensemble: eVoco Collective, performing as tenor soloist in Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil.
Christopher’s diverse approach as a musical artist is reflected in his collegiate studies. A graduate of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College Conservatory, Christopher received his Masters in Music under the instruction of Dawn Upshaw and Lorraine Nubar. Christopher was a featured artist at the conservatory. His performances at Bard include Mozart’s Coronation Mass under the direction of James Bagwell, and Handel’s Messiah with TŌN Orchestra. Christopher made his debut at the renowned Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts performing the role of Tamino in the Conservatory's production of Die Zauberflöte.
Christopher currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.
Biography is current as of October 2019.