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 joins the Oper Bern ensemble from the 2021/22 season, when his repertoire includes Lorenzo in Bellini’s Capuleti e i Montecchi, the Monk in Verdi’s Don Carlos and Fasolt in Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Earlier in 2021, the bass 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, Martin Lloyd-Evans, Christiane Lutz, Annikese Miskimmon and Peter Sellars.
Christian Valle has also performed with British Youth Opera, Garsington Opera and Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo. His repertoire includes 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, 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, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem and Handel’s Messiah with Oslo Filharmonien, to be followed by Mozart’s Mass in C in the season opening concert in August 2021. Other orchestras with which the Norwegian bass has appeared include Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. He has sung under the baton of conductors such as Andrea Battistoni, Giampaolo Bisonti, Daniele Callegari, Paolo Carignani, Francesco Ciampa, Daniel Cohen, Pierre Dumoussand, Asher Fisch, Edward Gardner, Lothar Koenigs, Kirill Petrenko and Jac van Steen.
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Nordic management: Stellis Polaris Management.