Christian Valle’s Publio supplies a solid presence both physically and vocally, and also makes something meaningful out of what is occasionally viewed as a surplus-to-requirements aria. Opera, May 2021
Christian Valle is a member of Oper Bern from the 2021/22 season, when his repertoire includes the Monk in Verdi’s Don Carlos and Fasolt in Wagner’s Das Rheingold. The 2022/23 season sees his role debuts here as Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Hunding in Wagner’s Walküre. The Norvegan bass will make his debut at Opernhaus Zürich in Strauss’ Salome in 2023. In 2021, he sang Publio in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito at Bergen National Opera. From 2019 to 2021, he was a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper Studio. The bass has worked with directors including Arnaud Bernard, Rodula Gaitanou, Elmar Goerden, David Hermann, Martin Lloyd-Evans, Ewelina Marciniak, Annikese Miskimmon, Peter Sellars, and Marco Štorman.
Earlier, Christian Valle has performed with British Youth Opera, Garsington Opera and Den Norske Opera in Oslo. His repertoire includes Bottom 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, Jarno in Thomas’ Mignon, King René in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Surin in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades.
At London’s Barbican Centre, Christian Valle sang the Elder Brother in the world premiere of Maxwell Davies‘ The Hogboon and Ruffiack in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, accompanied by London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Simon Rattle. His debut at the 2020 Edinburgh International Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19.
As a concert soloist, Christian Valle has sung Beethoven’s Missa solemnis and Symphony N° 9, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Mass in c. The Norwegian bass has appeared by orchestras include Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Berner Symphonieorchester, London Symphony Orchestra, and Oslo Filharmonien. He has sung under the baton of conductors including Andrea Battistoni, Giampaolo Bisonti, Daniele Callegari, Paolo Carignani, Daniel Carter, Nicholas Carter, Francesco Ciampa, Daniel Cohen, Pierre Dumoussand, Asher Fisch, Edward Gardner, Lothar Koenigs, Klaus Mäkelä, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Rattle, Jac van Steen, Mario Venzago, and Keri-Lynn Wilson.
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