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Christopher Ainslie (countertenor)
Christopher Ainslie was born in Cape Town, and studied at the Royal College of Music in London. He won the 2008 Richard Tauber Prize, and second place at the 2007 Handel Singing Competition. His opera roles include the title roles in Tamerlano (Göttingen Festival) and Poro (London Handel Festival), Fourth Innocent in the world premiere of Birtwistle’s The Minotaur (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) for Glyndebourne on Tour and Drottningholm, Medoro (Orlando) for Independent Opera, Ruggiero (Alcina) for Latvian National Opera and The Voice of Apollo (Death in Venice) for Opéra de Lyon. Concert appearances include performances with the Philadelphia and Irish Baroque Orchestras, the London Handel Players, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and The English Concert, and a Wigmore Hall recital.