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Christopher Maltman

Baritone

Biography

Christopher Maltman in action.
Christopher Maltman in Le nozze di Figaro © ROH/Mark Douet, 2013

In the 2013/14 Season British baritone Christopher Maltman sings Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for The Royal Opera. His many roles at the Royal Opera House have included Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen), Ramiro (L’Heure espagnole), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and Marcello (La bohème).

Maltman grew up in Lincolnshire and read biochemistry at Warwick University before studying singing at the Royal Academy of Music. He won the Lieder Prize in the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and remains a renowned interpreter of Lieder and song, particularly of Schubert and Mahler. On the operatic stage his signature roles include Billy Budd, Figaro in both Le nozze di Figaro and Il barbiere di Siviglia, Posa (Don Carlo) and Don Giovanni, a role he has performed on film in Kasper Holten's Juan (for which he also provided the English translation of the libretto). He created the role of Sebastian in Adès's The Tempest. He is a frequent guest artist with the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera and at the Salzburg Festival.

Maltman lives in Brighton with his wife, mezzo-soprano Leigh Woolf, and their three sons.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Manon Lescaut

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Manon Lescaut

24 June 2014

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

Watch: Kristīne Opolais and Christopher Maltman on Manon Lescaut’s innocence (or lack thereof)

Watch: Kristīne Opolais and Christopher Maltman on Manon Lescaut’s innocence (or lack thereof)

23 June 2014

Should we pity Puccini’s heroine’s untimely demise?

Sir Colin Davis (1927–2013)

Sir Colin Davis (1927–2013)

16 April 2013

Tributes to the former Music Director of The Royal Opera from Dame Monica Mason, Sir John Tooley and others.

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