Christian Simmons



Washington, D.C. native Christian Simmons, bass-baritone, is a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2023 Laffont Competition. Winner of the Opera Foundation’s 37th Annual Scholarship Competition, Mr. Simmons makes his European debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin.

At Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mr. Simmons sings in Carmen (Zuniga), Anna Bolena (Lord Rochefort), Tosca (Sciarrone), Gianni Schicchi (Betto di Signa), Nabucco (High Priest of Babylon), Die Zauberflöte (2nd Armored Man), Madama Butterfly (Commissioner), Lohengrin (3rd Noble), La traviata (Messenger), and La bohème (Sergeant). Also in the 2023/24 season, Mr. Simmons makes his Atlanta Opera debut in La bohème (Colline) and joins the Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist, singing Apollo in Orfeo and covering Vodnik in Rusalka.

In his final season as a member of the Cafritz Young Artists of the Washington National Opera, Mr. Simmons has covers in Il trovatore (Ferrando) and La bohème (Colline), and sings in Blue (Policeman), the American Opera Initiative, and the young artist performance of La bohème (Colline). Since his debut season with the Washington National Opera, he has been seen in the documentary film and studio recording of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s Blue; and as Zuniga in their young artist performance of Carmen.

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