Christian Simmons



Washington D.C. native Christian Simmons, bass-baritone, is a member of the Cafritz Young Artists of the Washington National Opera for the 2022/23 season. This season, he has covers in Il trovatore (Ferrando) and La bohème (Colline), and he will be on stage in Blue (Policeman), the American Opera Initiative, and the young artist performance of La bohème (Colline).

The 2021/22 marked Mr. Simmons’ debut season with the Washington National Opera where he was seen in the documentary film and studio recording of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s Blue; and as Zuniga in their young artist production of Carmen. Mr. Simmons was a featured soloist with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra, performing the bass soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and concert aria “Per questa bella mano” at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. During the summer he performed with Barnard College in Southern Crossings (January) and Annapolis Opera in La bohème (Colline).

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