Cast Bio: Christopher Holloway, Belcore

christopher-holloway-2-300Christopher Holloway is an energetic, vibrant performer who “…acts with waltz-like precision…and is able to sing and act with equal agility.” Mr. Holloway has appeared with such distinguished companies as Houston Grand Opera, Opera Tampa, Orlando Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera Naples, Amarillo Opera, Lyric Opera of Los Angeles, Orange County Opera, Opera in the Heights, and New Century Opera.  His extensive repertoire of operatic roles includes Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Mercutio (Romeo et Juliette), Marcello and Schaunard (La Bohéme), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) the title role in Don Giovanni, Belcore (L’Elisir d’Amore) Falke/Frank (Die Fledermaus) Pish-Tush (The Mikado) Morales/Dancairo/Escamillo (Carmen) Lord Ruthven (Der Vampyr) Malatesta (Don Pasquale) Lescaut (Manon) Dandini (La Cenerentola) Silvio (I Pagliacci) Elder McLean (Susannah) Marullo (Rigoletto) Maximilian (Candide) Wagner (Faust) Simone (Gianni Schicchi) and Angelotti and Sciarrone (Tosca).

Mr. Holloway has also been seen in concert, recital, and musical theater, in roles such Curly (Oklahoma), Tommy (Brigadoon), Richard Henry Lee (1776), Emile deBecque (South Pacific), Jigger (Carousel), The Tin Man (The Wizard of Oz), Riff (West Side Story), and Perchik (Fiddler on the Roof).   His concert repertoire includes works from Bach and Handel to Vaughan Williams, Mahler, and Benjamin Britten.

Mr. Holloway has been named as an advanced division finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Competition, a finalist in the Los Angeles District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a winner of the Pasadena Opera Guild Competition, a two-time finalist in the Heinz Rehfuss Singer/Actor Awards, a semi-finalist in the Zachary awards, and received the encouragement award recipient from the Palm Springs Opera Guild.