… there were notable performances from Christian Valle … Opera, July 2023
Christian Valle is a member of Oper Bern from the 2021/22 season, where his repertoire includes Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Fasolt in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Hunding in Wagner’s Walküre, and Fafner in Siegfried, followed by his debut as Osmin in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail in 2024. In 2023, the Norvegan bass made his debuts at Opernhaus Zürich in Strauss’ Salome and the Bergen International Festival in Puccini’s Tosca.
At first, Christian Valle 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, Il commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Farfallo in Strauss’ Die schweigsame Frau, King René in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Surin in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades. From 2019 to 2021, he was a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper’ Opera Studio.
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, both 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. In 2021, he sang Publio in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito at Bergen National Opera. The bass has worked with directors including Arnaud Bernard, David Bösch, Rodula Gaitanou, Elmar Goerden, David Hermann, Martin Lloyd-Evans, Ewelina Marciniak, Annikese Miskimmon, Amélie Niermeyer, Silvia Paoli, Peter Sellars, and Marco Štorman.
As a concert soloist, Christian Valle has sung Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem and Handel’s Messiah with Oslo Filharmonien, followed by Mozart’s Mass in C in the season opening concert in 2021. The Norwegian bass has appeared accompanied 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, Erik Nielsen, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Rattle, Jac van Steen, Mario Venzago, and Keri-Lynn Wilson.
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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Sarastro: O Isis und Osiris …
Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Falstaff: Ein Büblein klein …
Nordic management: Stellis Polaris Management.