Sponsored by Dr. Donna K. & Mr. John Raggio
With a “rich baritone voice,” and a “towering and alluring” stage presence, bass-baritone, Christopher Humbert Jr. has proven a favorite with several US audiences. Originally from Akron, Ohio, he has been seen in multiple operatic and theatrical productions throughout his home state with Opera Columbus, Mid-Ohio Opera, Nightingale Opera Theatre and others where he performed as Pooh-Bah in The Mikado, Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Fred Graham in Kiss Me, Kate, and more. Christopher has since performed with Seagle Music Colony (Don Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Jud Fry in Oklahoma) and Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. Humbert was recently selected to join Opera Theatre Saint Louis during the 2020 season as a Gerdine Young Artist. During this time, Humbert was featured on St. Louis Missouri’s Channel Nine station for the inaugural “Songs for St. Louis” televised concert series. In addition to opera, Mr. Humbert is a frequent oratorio and concert soloist: Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott, Schütz’s St. Matthew Passion, and Bach’s St. John Passion, Händel’s Messiah. Humbert was a first–place finalist it Opera Guild of Dayton’s Tri-State Vocal Competition (2019) and has frequently won classical music and musical theatre awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Humbert has since returned to Carnegie Hall stage as a soloist with Manhattan Concert Productions’ in Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, in which he shared the stage with ensembles from two of his former alma maters. In 2021, Humbert will be joining Des Moines Metro Opera, Palm Beach Opera as a Beneson Young Artist covering artists Morris Robinson, and Ryan Speedo Green, as well performing the role of Il Commedatore in Opera Columbus’ Don Giovanni. He would like to thank his closest advisors and mentors for continuously being a source of support and wisdom throughout his career.