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Karen Durant



Wednesday, 30 March 2005

          Christopher Dixon



             Photo:  John Clark


The baritone Christopher Dixon was a Choral Scholar at Clare College, Cambridge.  He subsequently sang for a year in the choir of St John's College, Cambridge.  

Christopher studies at the National Opera Studio sponsored by the Derek Butler Trust.  He has recently graduated with a Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music where he studied on the opera course with Mark Wildman, Audrey Hyland and Antony Saunders.  Roles included the title role in Verdi's Falstaff and Il Conte in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.  Christopher also completed 2 years at the London Royal Schools Opera, where roles included the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni with Sir Colin Davis.  In the summer of 2000 Christopher performed the role of Tarquinius in Britten's Rape of Lucretia for British Youth Opera. 

On the concert platform Christopher has sung with many of the top orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.  He has sung both Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Requiem in the Royal Albert Hall with Sir David Willcocks.  

Christopher was recently a finalist in the First Handel Singing Competition, the Royal Overseas League Awards 2002 and the National Mozart Singing Competition 2001, where he won 4th prize.

2004 highlights included covering the role of Schaunard in La Boheme and Sacristan in Tosca for Scottish Opera.  He also sang the role of Masetto in Don Giovanni for Kiel.

Future plans in 2005 include singing the baritone solo in the Essential Scottish Opera tour as well as singing the role of Roucher in Scottish Opera's production of Andreas Chenier.

For availability and further information about Christopher Dixon, please contact Karen Durant

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