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Artist Hyperion Records

Christopher Lemmings (tenor)

Christopher Lemmings studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Johanna Peters and Margaret Lensky, and currently studies with Michelle Wegwart. He has appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Caliban in Thomas Adès’ The Tempest (also for BBC television, at the Theater Lübeck and at the Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg), Stingo in Nicholas Maw’s Sophie’s Choice and Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos; and for Glyndebourne On Tour as Lechmere Owen Wingrave, Tito La Clemenza di Tito, Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail. He created Bartholomew in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper at the Staatsoper, Berlin, a role he repeated for the Glyndebourne Festival and on tour with the London Sinfonietta.

Christopher Lemmings created Robin in For you, and with a strong reputation for his work in Twentieth Century and Contemporary music, has also appeared as Molqi The Death of Klinghoffer (also at the Finnish National Opera), Hotel Porter Death in Venice and Lechmere Owen Wingrave for Vara Radio at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Beauty The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Carnegie Hall New York (also with the Los Angeles Philharmonic); Clarence in Batistelli’s Richard III at the Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg; Stoikus Golem and Sellem The Rake’s Progress for Anges / Nantes Opera; Die zweiter junge Offizier Die Soldaten with the Ruhrtriennale, Bochum, and at the New York Lincoln Centre Festival; and Dov The Knot Garden in a joint production between the Royal Opera House and Music Theatre Wales to mark the centenary of Tippett’s birth.

Concert work has included performances with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. His recordings further include Rorem Auden Songs with Chamber Domaine and a disc of lesser known music by the Italian born film composer Nino Rota.


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