The Norwegian bass Christian Valle was an effortlessly authoritative Don Alfonso,… Opera, January 2019
In March 2021, Christian Valle has sung Publio in a new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito at Bergen Nasjonale Opera – conducted by Edward Gardner. During the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons, Christian Valle is a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opera Studio and will sing Herman Ortel in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Bayerische Staatsoper‘s Münchner Opernfestspiele 2021. The bass worked with producers including Arnaud Bernard, Rodula Gaitanou, Martin Lloyd-Evans, Christiane Lutz, Annikese Miskimmon and Peter Sellars.
Christian Valle performed with Bayerischen Staatsoper, British Youth Opera, Garsington Opera, Guildhall School of Music, Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo. His repertoire includes parts such as Bottom and Theseus in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Arkel in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande,High Priest in Handel’s Semele, Brandon in an English version of Hindemith’s Das lange Weihnachtsmahl, Secret Police Agent in Menotti’s The Consul, Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Il commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Farfallo in Strauss’ Die schweigsame Frau, Surin in King René in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Pikowaja dama, Jarno in Thomas‘ Mignon.
At Barbican Hall in London, Christian Valle performed in concert performances Elder Brother in Maxwell Davies‘ world premiere The Hogboon and Ruffiack in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, accompanied by London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. His debut at Edinburgh International Festival 2020 as Erster Soldat in Strauss‘ Salome was canceled due to Covid-19.
The concert soloist performed Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem. The bass was accompanied by Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra. Christian Valle has sung under the baton of conductors including Andrea Battistoni, Giampaolo Bisonti, Daniele Callegari, Paolo Carignani, Francesco Ciampa, Daniel Cohen, Pierre Dumoussand, Asher Fisch, Edward Gardner, Lothar Koenigs, Kirill Petrenko, Sir Simon Rattle, Jac van Steen.
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Three questions to Christian Valle:
A composer: Wagner (his music alone is worth all the hard work to become an opera singer)
What was your calling to become a singer? I always loved to sing and to express myself with song. Singing was a big part of my life growing up and when I had to make a decision on a career path, music and becoming a singer was a very natural and easy decision to make. I haven’t regretted it for a second since!
To be a singer – in three words:Commitment, fulfilment, joy.
Nordic management: Stellis Polaris Management.