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Christopher Scholl

Christopher Scholl 71312

Position: Associate Professor (tenor); Coordinator of Voice/Opera Area
Ensembles
Phone: 419-372-2287
Email: cscholl@bgsu.edu
Address: 2169 Moore Musical Arts Center


Coordinator of voice faculty; returned to the United States in 1997 after 20 years in Europe, where he enjoyed a highly successful career in opera, oratorio and recitals; bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music; additional study at the Conservatory of Music in Luebeck, Germany; has performed throughout Europe in cities such as Munich, Mannheim, Kiel, Rostock, Paris, Marseilles and Trieste; collaborated with conductors such as Jiri Kout, Klauspeter Siebel, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Gerard Oskamp and Carlos Kleiber, as well as working with stage directors Klaus von Wangelin, Uwe Schwarz and Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; operatic repertoire embraces music from the baroque to the 20th century and broadway; roles include Anastasio in Vivaldi’s Guistino, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Frank in the world premiere of Bialas’s Auf der Matrazen Gruft (On the Grave of Mattresses), an opera about the life of the German poet Heinrich Heine; in operetta he has portrayed such characters as Barenky in Johann Strauss’s Der Ziegeunerbaron and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus; has also performed numerous oratorios and song recitals throughout Germany and Europe; performed Haydn’s Maria Theresa Mass at Bluffton College as well as Handel’s Messiah with the Toledo Choral Society and with the Mennonite Choral Society in Bern, Indiana.