Since the 2020/21 season, Fabian Christen has been a member of Staatstheater Braunschweig, where his repertoire includes roles in operas by Heggie, Humperdinck, Mozart, Puccini and Wagner. The German tenor previously performed Zsupán in Kálmán’s Gräfin Mariza, Steuermann in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer and Adam in Zeller’s Der Vogelhändler at Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein, where he was contracted from 2018 to 2020. In 2017, he made his debut as Camille de Rosillon in Lehár‘s The Merry Widow at Opernakademie Bad Orb, returning to sing Max in Weber’s Der Freischütz in 2018.
In 2014, Fabian Christen made his debut as the Podestá in Mozart‘s La finta giardiniera in a production by Peer Boysen at Mainz Hochschule für Musik, having previously performed Isacco in Rossini’s La gazza ladra at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg. The tenor has also sung Belmonte in a semi-staging of Mozart‘s Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Nieder-Olm, Basilio and Don Curzio in Mozart‘s Le nozze di Figaro and Cecco in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna at Mainz Hochschule für Musik and Pluto in Offenbach‘s Orpheus in der Unterwelt at Würzburg Hochschule für Musik.
As a concert soloist, Fabian Christen has performed Bach‘s Magnificat, Evangelist (and arias) in Bach‘s Christmas Oratorio, Handel‘s Messiah, Haydn‘s Die Jahreszeiten and Missa in tempori belli, Jenkins’ The armed Man/Mass of peace and Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Lobgesang.
The tenor was worked with directors such as Andreas Beuermann, Erik Biegel, Peer Boysen and Holger Klembt and has sung under the baton of conductors including Giovanni Battista Rigon, Wolfgang Katschner and Ralf Otto.
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